Cassava farmers in Tanzania to benefit from new industry partnership with ACAI project
At a recent meeting in Tanzania, IITA, through the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) and the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI-Naliendele) agreed to explore areas of collaboration with the Cassava Starch Tanzania Corporation (CSTC).
Demand for cassava is increasing as more companies are seeking to process the roots into high-value, starch-rich flour. New processing capacity is starting to come online for many companies, such as CSTC. However, one of the main concerns of these ventures is getting a stable supply of cassava.