Ondo State needs 4,000 cassava farmers to supply planned ethanol project

April 11, 2019 |

In Nigeria, local press reports that at least 4,000 cassava farmers in Ondo State will be required to produce the 146,000 metric tons of feedstock needed annually for the ethanol production facility currently under development. The Ondo state governor’s wife is pushing for the inclusion of women farmers in the project that has received support from all levels of government as an effort to promote industrial development in the region. Nigeria traditionally imports ethanol for blending into gasoline but has been trying to develop a national industry for several years.

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