Zero Hunger Project-trained fabricators now making money from hammer mills and cassava press
To achieve sustained technology transfer, IITA–CGIAR, under the IFAD-funded Zero Hunger Initiative, employed the service of her trained fabricators in Ogun State to fabricate equipment for processors under the project.
Three early adopters from Odeda and Obafemi Owode Local Government Areas (LGA) out of the 14 fabricators from four LGAs—Odeda, Yewa South, Obafemi Owode, and Abeokuta South—across the state were selected to produce three hammer mills and four cassava presses for processors in the state. This would ensure the sustainability of the technology transfer in the state.
IITA Post-Harvest Specialist Peter Kolawole supervised the processors to build and perfect the machines. They are now fully certified to produce the equipment for processors in the state and beyond.