Official opening of the Benue site in Nigeria
The State Government of Benue State has seconded DADTCO BV to install a dryer and 4 AMPUs in Makurdi, the State Capital.
In November 2005, the first production location will be officially opened.
September 2005; DADTCO Nigeria Ltd. established
Following the explicit invitation of the Presidential Initiative on Cassava, Dadtco recently launched Dadtco Nigeria Ltd, our Abuja based office that will manage the implementation of innovative cassava business models and technologies in Nigeria.
The Dadtco business concept comprises a mobile cassava processing unit, that processes the cassava roots at dedicated platforms to be constructed within the 20 km mobility range of local farmers.
The AMPU processes cassava into cassava cake, which extends the shelf life of the product from 48 hours to 5 to 7 days. The cassava cake then is transported to a central dryer or a refinery, that produces cassava flour or cassava starch.