Our mission is to initiate a cassava revolution across Africa.
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
Recognizing the important role that cassava and smallholder farmers can play in African agriculture, the Netherlands’ Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and the Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO) launched the cassava public-private partnership (PPP) in 2010.
IFDC Cassava+ Project