Zambia’s Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) has approved the financing of 22 cassava value chain projects worth K3 million across the country. The projects that are part of government’s Industrialization and Job Creation strategy, will be carried out in 4 provinces - Lusaka, Copperbelt, Northern and North-western provinces.
The projects will include the production of cassava value added products such as cassava flour, paper glue, gari, cosmetics, stock feed, charcoal briquettes. The finances will also be used in marketing of cassava.
The projects are part of the Cassava Commercialization component of the Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Project Supporting Women and Youths (SDEP-SWY) - which is financed by Africa Development Bank (ADB) at a cost of USD 6 million. Out of the 22 projects, 41% will belong to women, 38% will go towards the youth while the remaining 21% will be allocated to mean.
Find out more about cassava projects in Africa at CMT’s 4th Cassava & Starch Africa on 22-23 May, 2019 in Accra.