Saturday, May 12, 2018
Nigeria can make billions from cassava export. Nigeria could earn billions in foreign currency from its 47 million tonnes of cassava tubers produced annually, according to a university don, Prof. Aloy Ezirim . Ezirim, a lecturer in the Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt .Ezirim said that Nigeria rather than producing cassava for food consumption alone should produce it for both industrial purpose and for consumption. Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava tubers in the world but cassava produced in the country is processed and consumed locally in various forms with little set aside for export.“Today, cassava has over 2,000 uses in the world that can easily replace or support crude oil as a foreign exchange earner and provide employment for many, if well harnessed". Nigeria can make billions from cassava export .
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
AGRIBUSINESS : CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN AND FOOD SECURITY. Cassava called Manihot esculenta, is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates. Cassava is the third-largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize. Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for over half a billion people. AGRIBUSINESS : CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN AND FOOD SECURITY. CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN AND FOOD SECURITY. Investing in cassava is profitable for man and animals as the peels can be processed as feed of high value in the livestock industry.Cassava is one of the most drought-tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils and Nigeria is the world's largest producer of cassava, while Thailand is the largest exporter of dried cassava. Cassava can be processed into various products such as garri,tapioca, cake,bread and flakes. AGRIBUSINESS : CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN AND FOOD SECURITY. Cassava processed into garri otherwise called cassava flakes is one of the most common products and this delicacy enjoyed by all classes of people and all age groups. Garri is well accepted worldwide with different tribes eating it with different soups and creating their own style. Garri can be processed and packaged differently depending on preference see Echbee foods, an indigenous company has come up with new line of products using the garri. The first product is cassava flakes, a highly nutritious cereal fortified with vitamins and enriched with nuts fashioned after the corn flakes. AGRIBUSINESS : CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN AND FOOD SECURITY. The second product is the cassava flakes enriched with cocoa ,fortified with vitamins and crunchy nuts.This is the super nutritious cassava choco balls. The third product is the cassava flakes mixed with nuts and milk. This product is also fortified with vitamins and super delicious. Exploring the cassava value chain is a sure route to food security.CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN AND FOOD SECURITY.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Dandruff refers to flaking off of dead cells,when skin cells die.Dandruff in dogs is usually a pile up of dead cells in the coat of the dog.The flakes are obvious when dogs scratches the coat.The normal dying of cells is the main cause of the dandruff but other underlying factors also result in the condition. These include 1)allergic reaction. 2) parasitic infection. 3)poor hygiene. 4)poor nutritional status. 5)low levels of oil in the body. 6)poor levels of fluid in the body. 7)dogs on dry foods are prone to dandruff. TREATMENT; note underlying cause and treat accordingly. 1) bath dog with medicated shampoo. 2)ensure no ectoparasites are present. 3) give balanced diet with a supplement of fish oil. 4) make cool fresh water available regularly. 5) in corporate coconut oil to grooming protocol.