Lessons From CAVA1 Nigeria

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

 

Main lessons learned from C:AVA

 

New approaches in CAVA II

  • The best marketing strategy for SMEs producing HQCF is to focus on nearby bakeries to reduce transport costs and benefit from the high cost of wheat flour in rural areas.
  • Small-scale flash dryers can be energy efficient and can use solid waste as a sustainable energy.
  • Smallholders could supply increased volumes of roots to large-scale producers of HQCF, starch and industrial alcohol.
  • Potential for sun-dried chips to feed into aquaculture feed.
  • Large-scale processing industries are keen to partner with CAVA II to develop smallholder friendly procurement systems.
 
  • Continue interactions with Foundation-funded cassava-based projects in Nigeria like HarvestPlus, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) cassava seeds system projects.
  • Continue to provide policy and technical advice to the Government's Cassava Transformation Action Plan (CTAP).
  • Work closely with national and state level institutions such as Colleges of Agriculture and the Agricultural Development Programmes (ADPs) to develop smallholder inclusive value chains
  • Remain a "voice" for smallholders at the Cassava Users Forum.