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November 22nd, 2016 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru writes: Farmers have been trained in proper methods of drying cassava for quality flour. There is a cassava drier facility in Soroti where farmers learn the basic practices to be applied.

Cassava is identified as one of the emerging market oriented commodities will improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers in Uganda if it is grown and processed as high quality product to attract industrial market potential.

Cassava is considered a food security crop because it can grow in several climatic conditions including areas that experience prolonged dry spells.

Commercialisation of high value products from it can be done at a small scale with high quality cassava flour being the main product traded. See more