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2nd Cassava World Africa

01-02 Mar, 2016 - Accra

Labadi Beach Hotel

About Event

Official Opening Address
Hon. Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru Limuna, Minister of Food and Agriculture
Ministry of Food & Agriculture, Ghana


“Roadmap to Increase Cassava Production &
Investments of Higher Value-Added Products”


Cassava’s industrial and commercial application has huge potential in Africa! Cassava-based beers are already available in the market. High quality cassava flour (HQCF) – that can be an affordable partial substitute for wheat flour – has promising value too. Nigeria is likely to use 20% cassava flour into wheat flour that can save the country N163 billion annually and create about 3 million jobs! 


Ghana is the third largest cassava producer in Africa and sixth globally but the country merely uses 0.5% of its annual cassava for industrial purposes. 


“Ghana Minister of Food and Agriculture Fiifi Kwetey said government is considering a policy to use high quality cassava flour in the food industry and government will continue to work with local and international partners in addressing the challenges facing the cassava value chain.”
September 2015, http://www.theafricareport.com/


“Dr Ekwow Spio-Gabrah, Ghana Minister for Trade and Industry, said cassava now held the potential to transform the economy. He said however, that more than 45% of the cassava produced in the country went to waste due to post harvest losses.”
September 2015, graphic.com.gh


With challenges of low-shelf life of cassava roots, large-scale commercial application is underexplored in Africa. Most of the cassava is wasted because of the huge time gap between production and marketing. Africa’s cassava yield also remains low due to lack of disease-resistant seed varieties and inadequate mechanization.


CMT’s 2nd Cassava World Africa brings together people in plantation business and end users of cassava from food to biofuels to discuss the crop’s market outlook. From food and industrial applications, investment opportunities in the region, value addition, transportation & logistics challenges, industry players will present real business case studies, country-focused sessions, sustainable solutions to increase commercialisation and utilisation and provide answers to:


  • How out-grower scheme can bridge the production and marketing gap?
  • What are the solutions to current supply chain bottlenecks? 
  • How farmers can access improved seed varieties with higher disease-resistance? 
  • How to prevent cassava diseases?  
  • What kind of mechanization is available for farmers?
  • Where to source finances to enhance cassava mechanization and plantation?



Also, do not miss the insights on cassava value-added products from Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania’s key speakers:


  • Caltech Ventures shares HQCF market prospects
  • Allied Atlantic Distilleries highlights their cassava-based ethanol project developments 
  • Nampak Malawi pinpoints the application challenges in using cassava adhesives for the paperboard industry and the economics of it
  • Ghana Industrial Cassava Stakeholders Platform discusses value of cassava starch for the pharmaceutical industry
  • Misenani Agri Services shares experiences of developing a cassava animal feeds system

Register NOW with your team to enjoy group discounts!


Contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.


Separately Bookable

Post-Summit Site Visit to Accra Brewery – SABmiller Subsidiary in Ghana


2 March 2016 | 13:30 – 17:30


Visit the cassava beer bottling plant to see how cassava beer is produced.
Also enjoy refreshments at the
SABmiller pub!



It has met my expectations! Great work!

~ Sajaab Farms


A very good overview of cassava development & evolution in key parts of Africa.

~ Ingredion South Africa


The topics covered were adequate to provide solutions relating to cassava processing.

~ National Breweries


Excellent experience & exchange across the different cassava industries and hurdles to develop the value chain in Africa.

 ~ Bühler


Industry News   Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Cassava Flour Inclusion Policy: Looking At The Bottom Line


Nigeria to save N163bn from 20% cassava inclusion in wheat


Flour Mills of Nigeria Launches Wheat-Cassava Composite Flour


Kawambwa investor to extract ethanol from cassava


Cassava ethanol plant on cards


Zambia: Local Cassava Firm Seeks Partner


Emergence of cassava revolution in Ghana?


Accra brewery limited inaugurates $100 million plant


Cassava growers in Uganda find market at ethanol plant


Nigeria may lose $2b yearly to cassava viral disease



This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Sponsor contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or
(65) 6346 9138





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News Feed

Ghana Plans to Accelerate Commercial and Industrial Use of Cassava

Posted on : 22 Feb, 2016


Ghana’s cassava can be used for many commercial and industrial purposes. Although the country has about 4 million tonnes of cassava for human consumption, as much as 7 million tonnes are available for use in other value added products.


In the last 5 years, Ghana has witnessed a surge in demand for cassava based value added products such as High Quality Cassava Flour, Industrial Grade Cassava Flour, High Quality Cassava Chips, Starch and Wet Cake.


Cassava production and processing activities account for approximately one-fifth (22 percent) of Ghana’s agricultural GDP.


The crop’s commercial potential can be further leveraged with industrialization of upstream and downstream cassava value chain, particularly with better processing and drying technologies.


The short shelf-life of cassava demands efficient marketing and processing. However, poor road infrastructure in the country often leads to cassava being wasted due to delays in transporting cassava crops to processing centres as the crop is highly perishable. The Food Research Institute (FRI) has suggested that primary processing of cassava roots into high quality cassava chips or flour be done in rural areas to avoid spoilage. This also enables the use of cassava waste (peels) for animal feeds as well as produce biogas for domestic or industrial use.


High yielding varieties of cassava can also increase production from 10 to 20 or more tonnes per hectare – as research by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and other universities have shown.


Some of the new varieties of cassava has higher starch content – sometimes more than twice, from 14 percent to 30 percent.


Apart from cassava starch being used in the pharmaceuticals, breweries, bakeries and biscuit industries, cassava based ethanol production can help Ghana meet some of its 60 million litres of ethanol that it imports annually.


The Ghana Industrial Cassava Stakeholders Platform launched in December 2015 is expected to help the country accelerate the commercialization of cassava.


Kodwo Ahlijah, Chairman of Ghana Industrial Cassava Stakeholders Platform will reveal more at CMT’s 2nd Cassava World Africa Summit on 1-2 March, 2016 in Accra.


Contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more details.



Accra Brewery Ltd. Opens New Plant

Posted on : 22 Jan, 2016


Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) – a subsidiary of SABMiller – inaugurated its new plant this year. Estimated at a cost of US$100million, the new plants will double the brewery’s production capacity and increase product lines.


Accra Brewery will use a number of locally raw materials that includes cassava as well as sorghum, maize and rice to produce beer.


The newly opened plant consists of two state-of-the art packaging lines, a warehouse and material storage area. Besides, the facility also comprises a waste-treatment plant, an electricity sub-station, a vehicle workshop and an office complex.


The waste-water treatment plant is fitted with yeast-digester in tune with SABMiller’s sustainability policy.


As part of the 2nd Cassava World Africa Summit taking place on 1-2 March, 2016 in Accra, Ghana, CMT has arranged a post-summit Site Visit to Accra Brewery.


Contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more details.



Ghana’s potential to be a top cassava chips exporter to China

Posted on : 16 Nov, 2015


Ghana can benefit from the rising demand for cassava chips in China. The country already supplies cassava chips to China since the two countries signed the cassava export agreement in 2013.


China currently needs 4 million metric tonnes of cassava chips or dried cassava annually. However, this demand is not fully met as there is a gap in supply of 2 million metric tonnes. The demand comes from China’s six factories that require cassava chips (konkonte) to produce alcohol-fuel. Cassava roots that contains about 80% fermentable substances is a suitable feedstock for these factories.


Apart from Ghana, Vietnam is the only country that exports cassava chips (konkonte) annually to China. However, there is still a huge cassava export gap that needs to be filled and Ghana can take advantage of it.


In Ghana, companies are targeting to export cassava chips to China. A company has undertaken several initiatives to encourage farmers to take advantage of the new market opportunities in cassava exports. Five regions in Ghana – Central, Volta, Brong Ahafo, Ashanti and Eastern have been chosen to undergo training through workshops and seminars for cassava production, processing and storage.


At 2nd Cassava World Africa on 1-2 March, 2016 in Accra learn more about Ghana’s cassava production roadmap.


For more details email Ms. Grace at grace@cmtp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.



Senior decision makers from cassava plantation investors/owners, processors & end users including food, brewery, paper, textile, pharma, livestock feed companies, asset management companies, investment banks, agricultural funds companies, fertilizer companies, seed/enzymes suppliers, machinery companies & technology providers, starch suppliers/traders, agrochem & biotech companies, irrigation industry, government organization & research institutes.
Mr. William Oppong-Bio
Executive Chairman, Amantin Agro Processing Company. Ltd
Chairman’s Introduction
Day 2 [Wed 02, March], at 09:00 AM

 Executive Chairman -Holds a diploma in building technology and currently a businessman with investment in Engineering, manufacturing & production Real estate, Agri-business, import and export. William is the main brain behind the company's establishment, business development. ....
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Commercial Farming & Mechanization Solutions in Cassava Plantation
Day 2 [Wed 02, March], at 09:05 AM
Dr. Nanam Tay Dziedzoave
Director & Country Manager, CAVA-Ghana Project, CSIR-Food Research Institute
From Farm to the Market: Enabling an Inclusive Out-Grower Scheme for Sustainable Supply Chain
Day 2 [Wed 02, March], at 09:30 AM

 Dr. Nanam Tay Dziedzoave is a qualified, self-motivated, and achievement-oriented Food Technologist with over thirty (30) years' experience in research and development, as well as in project planning and management. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Biochemsitry, a Post-Graduate diploma in Food Science and Nutrition, a Masters' degree in Food Scien....
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Dr. Chiedozie Egesi
Project Manager, NEXTGEN Cassava
How to Manage/Eliminate the Impact of Cassava Diseases across the Continent?
Day 2 [Wed 02, March], at 11:00 AM

 Chiedozie Egesi is currently the project manager of NEXTGEN Cassava Breeding project. Before assuming this position he was an assistant director and coordinated biotechnology research at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Nigeria.

He is one of Africa's leading cassava breeder having led efforts at developing a....
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