SABMiller plc (SAB.L), one of the world's largest brewers, launched the first ever commercial-scale cassava-based beer made with cassava cake from DADTCO.
The Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has announced the following:
Cassava is a key element of the Nigerian National Agricultural Transformation Action Plan, because notwithstanding the fact that Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world it contributes zero % in terms of value added in global trade. The Cassava Transformation Plan obliges wheat millers to blend 40% high quality cassava flour (hereinafter referred to as HQCF) in their wheat flour. The plan is to expand cassava production from 34 million MT to 51 million MT by 2015, doubling yields from 12.5 MT to 25 MT per ha and generate an additional 1.2 million jobs.