Lessons From CAVA1 Ghana

Lessons learned from C:AVA & New Approaches in CAVA II 

 

Main lessons learned from C:AVA

 

New approaches in CAVA II

  • There are significant market opportunities for HQCF, IGCF, and HQCG, which have not been fully exploited under C:AVA because of processing constraints and pricing issues.
  • HQCF, IGCF, and HQCG are accepted in the market, but IGCF and HQCG are price competitive, HQCF is not.
  • Root price, drying costs and product recovery rates are key to improving price competitiveness and increase market access of processed cassava products.
  • Building a market around large processing enterprises is a more effective way of driving the HQCF value chain and ensuring sustainability.
  • Attracting investors in large scale cassava processing is a key challenge.
 
  • Identify alternative sources of funding for the establishment of large scale processing enterprises
  • Facilitate access to funds by potential entrepreneurs
  • Introduce improved drying technologies to increase drying efficiency and recovery rates
  • Build the cassava value chain around large scale processing enterprises, as a means of absorbing larger volumes of cassava, meeting market demand and increasing price and quality competitiveness.
  • Align other Foundation-funded projects including: Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA); World Cocoa Foundation (WCF); Farm Radio International and with African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET).