Our mission is to initiate a cassava revolution across Africa.
DADTCO is a social enterprise persuing poverty alleviation with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods and the courage to innovate and overcome traditional practices.
The demand across Africa for cassava products (cassava cake, high-quality cassava flour, starch and glucose) is expected to rise rapidly due to urbanization and the global increase in grain prices.
These factors are now convincing manufacturers of national and international consumer and industrial products that cassava can be used as a substitute for higher-priced raw materials. With growing market demand for cassava, increased production can now generate increased benefits for Africa’s smallholder cassava farmers.
It is DADTCO’s conviction that agricultural development only takes place when farmers have access to guaranteed markets for their products. Together with its partners, DADTCO not only buys cassava roots but it also makes sure that sustainable farming practices as Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) are applied. A sustainable future for smallholder farmers guarantees a sustainable source of roots supply for DADTCO.
DADTCO developed a patented innovative “split” processing technology that has dramatically changed the way cassava is perceived, grown and processed in Africa. The company’s Autonomous Mobile Processing Units (AMPUs) processes fresh cassava on-farm or nearby, instead of transporting the perishable roots over long distances to a central factory. The obtained Cassava Cake is used as raw material
Partnerships are very important to DADTCO. The different types of possibilities of cooperation that DADTCO offers are: strategic partnerships with large multinationals, joint ventures of processing companies with local governments/entrepeneurs with DADTCO as majority shareholder, and public-private partnerships with NGO's.
Realizing the Potential of African Agriculture: Catalytic Innovations for Growth
On the Occasion of its Centennial, The Rockefeller Foundation hosted a Summit, "Realizing the Potential of African Agriculture: Catalytic Innovations for Growth". DADTCO was invited to this intimate gathering which brought together senior leaders in agriculture and finance who engaged in a joint conversation aimed at identifying concrete ways to strengthen African agricultural markets and value chains to benefit economies and small holder farmers.