(14-12-2012) IN his his co-authored book, The Innovator’s DNA, management guru Harvard Professor Clay Christensen of the Business School explains that innovators are both born and made, and that their success can be attributed to what he calls discovery skills...DADTCO; the Dutch Agricultural Development and Trading Company , a startup you’ve probably have never heard of, which commercialised the disruptive innovation, is the star of this story.

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Rivers Begins Construction of 15,000 tons Cassava Plant, Wednesday

(03-12-2012) The ground braking ceremony for the construction of a 15,000 tons capacity cassava processing factory under the Rivers State Cassava Initiative will take place on Wednesday, December 5 2012 at Afam in Oyigbo Local Government Area...

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Impala Project Claims Measured Successes At Year-One Celebration

(24-11-2012) Cervejas de Mozambique (CdM) pulled out all the stops at a glittering event in honor of the first year of production of a new line of beer -Impala- brewed mainley from cassava tubers produced in Nampula province. The top brass of CdM and its international partner, SAM Miller, welcomed Maputo's business and agricultural processing community, joined by ministerial and diplomatic-level guests...

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Why We Produce Cassava Bread

Foluso Olaniyan, Managing Director/Chief Executive, UTC Nigeria, leading baker and processor of meat products explains why the company embraced the Cassava Bread initiative of the federal government.


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FG Prepares Bakers for Cassava Bread

Minister of agriculture, Dr. Adewunmi Adesina, Monday said the federal Government was determined to ensure that before 2015, cassava bread would replace wheat bread in the country.

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Global Leaders Launch G8 Food Security Agenda

During the 2012 G8 Summit SABMiller, along with other private sector organisations, is making a firm commitment in support of the G8's food security agenda.

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Technical, Supply Chain and Enterprise Development Director: SABMiller Africa


CDM Planning two new breweries

Cervejas de Mocambique (CDM – Beers of Mozambique), the local subsidiary of the multinational brewing company SAB-Miller, has promised to invest a further 124 million US dollars in the next two years

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Impala beer carving out a niche in cassava

Innovative project is turning a subsistence crop into a cash crop

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Cassava plus Program in collaboration with DGIS and IFDC

Recognizing the important role that cassava and smallholder farmers can play in African agriculture, the Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO) started a Cassava plus Program in collaboration with: The Netherlands’ Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) and the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) in a Public Private Partnership (PPP). Under this program an opportunity is being created for African farm families that currently grow cassava only for home consumption and sale in local markets. While it is a key staple food, cassava has remained a subsistence crop because of its rapid spoilage after it is harvested, an irregular and inadequate supply of raw cassava to “feed” the few processing facilities and inefficient processing systems. The project’s mission is to shift cassava from a subsistence crop to a cash crop. While fulfilling this mission, Cassava+ does not negatively impact local food security, because substantial yield increases ensure that crop surpluses can be sold without jeopardizing local demand. Additionally, Cassava+ generates environmental benefits through advanced soil fertility management practices that help prevent soil degradation.