Cassava post-harvest technology

  • 17th December 2019
  • by secretary
12 December 2019. The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich hasdevice developed by a Nigerian on the transformation of the cassava value chain development and other crops in Africa. The technology, ‘flash dryer’ dries agricultural products such as yam, cassava, potato and other granulated food commodities for elongated shelf life.
recognized a local technological

Mr Idowu Adeoya of Nobex Technical Company Limited, who came up with the innovation, specialises in equipment for drying and roasting root and tuber crops.

“CAVA and CAVA2 really exposed us to international markets. We had not exported any equipment before CAVA,”

The project that propped up the improvement of the design by Nobex Technologies was an initiative of Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (CAVA), facilitated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and executed through multiple partnerships.

 The device has been successfully exported to Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda, and Mr Adeoya attributed this success to the achievements of CAVA and CAVA2.