Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company BV - The Netherlands
tel: +31 85 489 2170
Dutch Agricultural Development Company Ltd. - Nigeria
tel: +234 809 990 5401
DADTCO Mandioca Moçambique Lda -
GSM : +258 823 08 5968
DADTCO Cassava Processing Ghana Ltd -
tel: +233 244 771 535
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 to prevent spoil depletion.
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.
The Dutch Agricultural Development and Trading Company (DADTCO) developed an innovative “split” processing technology (in the field and at the factory) that has changed dramatically the way cassava is perceived, grown and processed in Africa. The company’s Autonomous Mobile Processing Units (AMPUs) process fresh cassava on-farm or nearby, instead of attempting to transport the crop over long distances to a central factory. Each AMPU processes harvested cassava into cassava cake, which can be used in that form by the brewing industry or can be transported to a DADTCO factory for further processing into high-quality cassava flour (HQCF), starch and glucose.
Mr. P. Bolt at work in the field
DADTCO is a social enterprise. It recently joined the network of social enterprises
‘profit for everyone’.
Please visit the Dutch website here: http://www.iedereenwinst.com/social-enterprises/dadtco-3/
DADTCO is a social enterprise pursuing poverty alleviation with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods and the courage to innovate and to prevent soil depletion. They process cassava roots in a mobile factory called an AMPU (Autonomous Mobile Processing Unit) into a new non-perishable product (cassava cake) with which a whole new market has been developed. Cassava is solely grown by small scale farmers and with this innovation the small holder farmers are guaranteed of a market for their cassava. As a root cassava is very perishable, it will deteriorate within 48hr after harvesting. DADTCO developed a patented processing technology that allows processing cassava roots in the field near the farmer. Cassava cake is far more compact than cassava roots, its transport is three times more efficient than roots. Cassava cake can is a raw material for beer, flour, starch and glucose. The AMPU created the bridge between thousands of small scale farmers in Africa and the large scale processing industry.