Cassava could be bigger than oil for Nigeria with proper investment

October 16, 2019 |

In Nigeria, the Nation newspaper reports that the national cassava growers association says the cassava supply chain is seriously under-utilized and that with proper investment the crop could be used as feedstock to produce ethanol, replacing 400 million liters of annual ethanol imports valued at $442 million. A properly functioning cassava supply chain could also replace other imported products such as sweeteners, starches, flours and more, surpassing even the value of the oil industry to the country’s economy. Nigeria’s oil refining assets are limited so it exports predominantly crude oil and imports refined products.

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