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Showing posts with label garri. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garri. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


AGRIBUSINESS : THE GARRI REVOLUTION. Change is the only constant thing in life,follow the trend. Garri story !!! WHY GARRI? why the niche? this is why!!! Garri is easily accessible, affordable and a larger portion of the population are accustomed to the food. Echbee foods thus decided to fortify what was already common in most homes to achieve our purpose of balanced meal with garri. Garri which is the most common by -product is food for over 800 million people in the world, thus fortifying the garri to produce a highly nutritious cereal can generate over 120 billion naira as revenue.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Agribusiness: creating wealth with cassava/garri.


Saturday, November 17, 2018


AGRIBUSINESS :THE YALI AGRIBUSINESS DRIVE. AGRIBUSINESS :THE YALI AGRIBUSINESS DRIVE. YALI: THE AGRIBUSINESS DRIVE.This is how Echbee foods is promoting agribusiness by promoting the cassava value chain.Cassava: the new goldmine in agribusiness. Cassava is an important food crop in the tropics as well as across the world.The opportunities in the cassava value chain are enormous. There are more links and chains evolving and unfolding with increased innovation and technology. YALI: THE AGRIBUSINESS DRIVE. Agribusiness : opportunities in cassava processing in Nigeria. An indigenous company, Echbee Foods in Lagos has opportunities in the cassava value chain. The vision of the company is to expose the possibilities in the chain thus providing employment . The mission of echbee foods {the company} is to promote cassava as a new source of nutritious wholesome meals for the family.#agribusiness #cassava

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Cassava: benefits of cassava flakes as a fermented food.

Cassava: benefits of garri as a fermented food. Cassava processing involves fermentation which is a plus for gut health. The fermentation process removes the cyanogenic glucosides present in the fresh cassava. This method of processing is also a method of preservation. Cassava undergoes various processing types to yield different products. Fermentation is an important component of the production and has health benefits and implications. Fermentation of cassava is usually of 2 types, the solid state fermentation and the submerged fermentation. The solid state fermentation used by garri producers, uses grated/sliced cassava pieces that are allowed to ferment while pressed in a bag in a natural environment. The submerged fermentation involves the soaking of the whole peeled cassava in water for various periods and this is used by lafun and fufu producers. Cassava is fermented for 4-6 days to allow for maximum detoxification. Cassava: benefits of garri as a fermented food. 1) Fermentation causes release of some bound minerals such as calcium and magnesium. 2)Fermentation improves the digestibility of the food as its already pre-digested by the bacteria during fermentation. 3) Fermented foods are loaded with probiotics which helps to ensure good bacteria proliferation in the gut. 4) Fermented foods help curb sugar cravings, by regulating your microbiome and helping your taste buds to adapt to bitter/sour taste. 5)Fermented foods boost your immune system.

Agribusiness : Echbee garri-shawarma.

Agribusiness : Echbee garri-shawarma. The cassava value chain is an evolving one, with various chains and subsets that is poised to produce wealth alongside nutritious meals. Cassava processing into garri is just a part of the chain while the production of several other nutritious products from garri is the extension of the chain adding more value down the line.Agribusiness : Echbee garri-shawarma. Cassava recipe; how to make shawarma from garri. Cassava recipe, delicious, #nutritious meals/snacks from garri. #c

Thursday, September 27, 2018


CASSAVA MORE PROFITABLE THAN CORN. Cyril Cattiling, who owns a six-hectare cassava farm, smiles when discussing how he produces cassava. One secret he agreed to share is how he gives his crop TLC (tender loving care). He believes that with TLC, he and his fellow farmers in Alfonso Lista, Ifugao can have a bountiful cassava harvest. A proud father and husband, Cattiling is a hands-on cassava grower. He is also the president of the Ifugao Tapioca Growers Association (ITGA) and farm manager of the Yao Jia Xi Corporation, which supplies cassava granules to the San Miguel Corporation (SMC). The ITGA started in 2015 to organize all cassava growers in the municipality. It is composed of 75 members. Meanwhile Yao Jia Xi, a farming corporation, gives planting materials to and shares technology with farmers who are members of ITGA. The ITGA sells dried and granulated cassava to the Yao Jia Xi Corporation which then sells the same to SMC, a consistent buyer. Using a solar dryer and granulator for their cassava, the ITGA produces 250 to 300 bags of granulated cassava, which SMC buys for ₱9.70 per kilo Farming has always been Cattiling’s main source of income. He started cassava production in 2012, shifting to it from corn farming. Just like him, his fellow Ifugao farmers were once corn growers. But because of the high production cost of corn, some of them diversified to cassava production. Cassava has better economic benefits. “Cassava [production] offers a better income compared to corn,” said Cattiling, noting that this is true even though cassava is harvested just once a year. One hectare of corn earns him ₱25,000 while cassava gives him ₱130,000 per hectare from a capital of ₱30,000. With good land preparation and available markets, cassava can be profitable Related post: opportunities in garri value chain. Cassava value chain. Agribusiness management with cassava as focus of study.


Echbee cassava flakes made from ordinary garri but fortified with nuts,milk and sugar to provide a healthy wholesome food. Stop #malnutrition. #endpoverty #GAIN #foodsecurity. #cassava #garri.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

AGRIBUSINESS: Cassava, Food Security And Industrial Revolution.

AGRIBUSINESS: Cassava, Food Security And Industrial Revolution. Cassava or manioc (Manihot esculenta) is a perennial woody shrub with an edible root, which grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world and has much ability to withstand difficult growing conditions. Cassava is one of the most drought-tolerant crops. It is a starchy root tuber, native to South America and serves as a major source of calories and carbohydrates for people in developing countries. Analysts believe that the most commonly consumed part of cassava is the root, which can be eaten whole, grated or ground into flour to make bread and crackers. They note that cassava root is the raw material for tapioca and ‘garri’ a staple food in Nigeria. AGRIBUSINESS: Cassava, Food Security And Industrial Revolution. A Food Biochemist and Chief Executive of the So Tastee Cakes and Pastries, Mr Emmanuel Osiname, believes that individuals with food allergies can benefit from using cassava root in cooking and baking because it is gluten-free. He, however, advises that the cassava root must be dried, cooked and processed before eaten. AGRIBUSINESS: Cassava, Food Security And Industrial Revolution.According to the Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA), an initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world with current annual output of about 54 million metric tonnes. C:AVA made the observation in its training manual on the use of High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) in confectioneries. It is, however, worried that Nigeria does not contribute meaningfully in terms of value added in global trade.

Friday, August 3, 2018

AGRIBUSINESS :Building A Globally Competitive Economy Through MSMEs Using Garri As A Point Of Reference.

AGRIBUSINESS :Building A Globally Competitive Economy Through MSMEs Using Garri As A Point Of Reference. Echbee foods,the indigenous garri themed company was at the NASME(National Association of Small and medium enterprises fair held on 2/8/18. AGRIBUSINESS :Building A Globally Competitive Economy Through MSMEs Using Garri As A Point Of Reference. Garri is a staple food in Nigeria, affordable and easily accessible, creating a source of employment for millions of people and also a means of foreign collaborations. Echbee foods has changed the paradigm with garri,churning out healthy,wholesome snacks and meals. Echbee foods turns ordinary garri into extraordinary snacks and food. Echbee foods show cased garri flakes, packed garri with milk, sugar and groundnut. Innovative products made from garri and showcased are 1) garri fish fingers. 2)garri shawarma 3) garri fish fingers 4)garri peanut puff puff 5)garri akara and garri pancake with sauce. AGRIBUSINESS :Building A Globally Competitive Economy Through MSMEs Using Garri As A Point Of Reference.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cassava Root: Beats cancer instead of Chemo and Radiation! Plus it doesn't kill you!.

#Cassava Root: Beats cancer instead of Chemo and Radiation! Plus it doesn't kill you! #Cassava root has Vitamin B-17 which cures cancer and boosts energy. The method of using the cassava root is as follows; you must remove 3 layers of peeling that is where the dangerous poison is so peel it all the way to the white or you could get cyanide poisoning! The peeled cassava is grated then put in a blender with water and blended until fine. A yellowish fluid is a product of the mix,this is decanted,strained and consumed. If grated peeled cassava is blended or consumed raw and it kills cancer cells then further processing of the grated cassava to produce Garri is equally therapeutic for cancer. The high fiber content of garri promotes bowel emptying thus preventing the risk of colon cancer. This high fiber garri can be processed in several ways to fit different age groups,making it a cheap and better source of wholesome food. Another method is to just grate the cassava that the 3 layer coatings have been removed and just eat. #cassava

Sunday, June 17, 2018

AGRIBUSINESS: Nutritional benefits of cassava.

Nutritional benefits of cassava.#Cassava is a perennial, usually grown in tropical climates, very simply propagated by using a cut portion of the stem. The roots, often compared to large yams, can weigh several pounds.The leaves are also used for food and contain 100 times more protein than the root, but both must be cooked and the water discarded. Cassava roots are close to what is known as white potatoes, cassava contains almost twice the calories, and may be the highest-calorie tuber known. One cup of boiled cassava contains 330 calories, 78 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of protein and 4 grams each of fiber and sugar. Cassava is naturally gluten-free is extremely useful for celiac patients and others trying to avoid gluten. One aspect of cassava is that it's one of several root foods defined by the Philippines' Department of Science and Technology as having a low glycemic index (GI) and therefore good for diabetics. GI is a classification of food based on the blood glucose response to a food relative to a standard glucose solution. Low glycemic foods control the release of glucose into the bloodstream at a steady and sustained rate, keeping the body's metabolic processes and energy levels balanced. People with low glycemic diets or [who] eat low glycemic foods are said to have lower risk of getting coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. These food items that have low GI would benefit those who are already suffering from diabetes, since these would help in the proper control and management of blood sugar. As a low-GI food, eating cassava can also help improve physical endurance because blood glucose levels are moderated instead of dropping when insulin is produced. Low-GI foods also may help control triglyceride and other lipid levels in your blood. #Cassava has even been called a "weight loss wonder food" due to its ability to decrease appetite and decrease fat storage in fat cells. B-complex vitamins contained in cassava include folate, thiamin, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and riboflavin (vitamin B2). The root also includes a number of minerals that perform important functions throughout your body.Cassava also contains saponins that can ease inflammation, break down organic body wastes like uric acid, cleanse mineral deposits from your joints and help balance your gut flora. #cassava #agribusiness #sme #money #entreprreneur

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Cassava :How Farmers Can Earn N10trn From Cassava Processing.

How Farmers Can Earn N10trn From Cassava Processing.Nigeria is the highest producer of cassava in the world with over 40 mil­lion metric tonnes per annum. About 60 per cent of Nigerian farmers are in­volved in cassava production because it is one of the food security crops. Cassava roots can grow on any soil in Nigeria and it is virtually grown in the 36 states of the federation. It is very resistant to drought and sur­vives in a variety of soils. But today investors are yet to understand the untapped investment opportunities and farmers hardly see cassava crop as avenue to hit hard currency. GROWING and producing cassava for local consumption, processing for industrial use and meeting the stan­dard of exportation is a huge invest­ment that can transform Nigeria’s economy with its potential to earn over N10 trillion annually and turn individuals to millionaires, even mul­ti-billionaires from cassava project. Cassava tubers that may be pro­cessed into a variety of products that are gaining huge demand in the ex­port market including chips, flakes popularly known as garri, cubes, peeler, starch for industrial and pharmaceutical use, flour, which can be eaten as elubo lafun or used in the bakery industry, pellets, glues and adhesives, ethanol and glucose syrup, among others. The Na­tional President of Cassava Growers Association, Pastor Segun Adewun­mi, said that from cassava alone, Nigeria could make twice what the country was making at the peak of crude oil production. He pointed out that Nigeria has 84 million hect­ares of arable land, that if five million of hectares can be developed in five years, it would be enough to provide N10 trillion annually through indus­trial cassava to Nigeria’s economy. He added: “From cassava you get ethanol in two grades, including bio-fuel and the food grade. The food grade we are using in this country is worth N3 trillion and we have not even started with the one of bio-fuel and industrial starch.

AGRIBUSINESS: Women and cassava processing in Nigeria.

Women and cassava processing in Nigeria. Women are the key players in cassava production and processing in Nigeria. They are involved in the planting, harvesting, processing, distribution and sales. Cassava processing operations include peeling, grating, fermentation, pressing, roasting, cooking and milling. The constraints women still face in cassava processing include manual peeling which is time consuming and tedious, natural fermentation process which takes a long time, inadequate processing equipment, lack of storage facilities, high transportation cost, high processing cost, lack of funds, unstable agricultural policies, ineffective linkages in the value chain, and lack or delayed technical support of extension services. Their productivity is due to low input technologies, lack of resources as a result of poverty and inadequate government support. Research technologies for small scale cassava processing have not adequately addressed the problems of women cassava processors in the gender perspective such as in the design of female-friendly tools for hydraulic pressing for ease of operation.This can be addressed by Many of the cassava processing equipment produced by researchers are yet to be adopted by the rural processors Empowering women cassava processors effectively therefore requires gender responsive research approach, educating the women through sensitization and training and government intervention by gender mainstreaming of agricultural policies to tackle issues relating to cassava processing in the cassava value chain. Key areas in educating the women processors include training on standards for cassava products and improved food safety practices, sensitization on industrial uses of cassava in order to encourage them to diversity their products to increase income generation and use of cassava waste in generating biogas to save processing cost.

Friday, June 8, 2018

How to boost productivity and efficiency of women in agriculture.

How to boost productivity and efficiency of women in agriculture. The role of women in agriculture cannot be undermined but their efficiency and productivity are bedeviled by various problems. The role of women in agriculture is significant as they form a major percentage of producers found along the chain of production from farm to table. Women engage in tilling the soil,planting various crops and some are even processors. Women in agriculture play a vital role in food security.Women form the crust of development of rural and national economies as they make up 47% of the world’s agricultural labor force, which in some countries are as high as 75% How to boost productivity and efficiency of women in agriculture. According to a study about 80% of the agricultural produce is from small farmers, that are basically rural women. These Women comprise the largest percentage of the workforce in the agricultural sector of which – 75% are food producers , 10% of these women are processors while the 15% are left with marketing. To boost productivity and efficiency of women in agriculture,there must be a deliberate move to buy the produce off them,which can be achieved by any of these methods. 1) A platform where an off- takers scheme is the motto. 2) education on advanced food processing,branding and marketing. How to boost productivity and efficiency of women in agriculture can also be achieved if new innovative products are produced so that more market is created,an example is the innovative method of turning garri to snacks.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Nigeria’s economic growth lies in exportation of agric products.

Nigeria’s economic growth lies in exportation of agric products.CHAIRMAN of Eti-Oni Development Group, organisers of the annual Cocoa Festival in Nigeria, Chief Dokun Thompson, has said that Nigerian sustainable economic growth assurance lies on the exportation Agricultural Finished products and not raw materials. Nigeria’s economic growth lies in exportation of agric products.

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.

Friday, December 1, 2017

FUNAAB trains extension officers in cassava development.

FUNAAB trains extension officers in cassava development.The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Prof. Felix Salako, has joined the call on the need for the nation to move away from its overdependence on oil resources and embrace agriculture as a sustainable route to national development. The vice-chancellor stated this while declaring open the facilitation and communication skills training programme that was organised in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, by the Cassava, Adding Value for Africa II Nigeria Project, for Agricultural Development Programmes’ extension officers and procurement personnel of the large-scale cassava producers.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

AGRIBUSINESS: Garri on the go!!!!

AGRIBUSINESS: Garri on the go!!!! Garri, is a staple food in most African countries with various ethnic groups relishing the delicacy and Nigeria been the highest producer of cassava has a lot of potential for the business of cassava and cassava products. #agribusiness Garri otherwise called cassava flakes is one of the products from cassava and its a delicacy enjoyed by all classes of people and all age groups. Garri is widely accepted and cuts across all tribes with each tribe modifying how they process,prepare and consume the garri. The standard of consuming the garri is by taking it with cold water or preparing it with hot water to make EBA another delicacy which can be consumed with any type of soup. AGRIBUSINESS: Garri on the go!!!! Garri on the go!!! this is an initiative of ECHBEE FOODS poised to make garri available when ever ,where ever its needed.In our fast paced world where everyone is looking for Instant stuff,garri on the go fits this profile as you can pack it in your lunch bag,purse,bag and carry to your office. Garri on the go is an agribusiness venture with export potential as cassava flakes are accepted all over with even Africans in diaspora seeking it out from African countries thus increasing its export potential. #agriculture Cassava flakes is highly nutritious its rich in dietary fiber, carbohydrates,and protein. Garri can easily be fortified with vitamin A to prevent eye problems especially night blindness. Malnutrition in children can be addressed with feeding vitamin fortified garri, because its a staple food and easily accessible it can bee further fortified with other nutrients and minerals that will promote child development and growth. AGRIBUSINESS: Garri on the go!!!! Garri on the go, is processed from high quality cassava and packaged with groundnut for your delight. Garri,is rich in carbs,energy-giving and can be very handy when you need an energy boost. Garri with groundnut is cheap,very affordable.The standard pack is 100 naira while the bigger version is 200 naira. AGRIBUSINESS: Garri on the go!!!! Garri is food and can also be medicine, garri can be used to treat diarrhoea. When a person has diarrhoea,just give the person soaked garri and thee person is good to go.#agriculture Garri can also be used to treat wounds,when there is a cut and bleeding profusely,just sprinkle some granules on the site to form a mat. The fiber in the garri will act as a substrate,initiating fast blood clotting before you seek medical care.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


CASSAVA: HOW TO IMPROVE PROCESSING OF CASSAVA TO GARRI The processing can be improved by getting more people involved and by empowering those already in the business to ensure food security. Each level can further be expanded by empowering more people to go into the various sectors to boost production. The empowerment can be in form of loans, inputs, training, equipment and vehicles. Every level can be opened up to accommodate more players to improve production and expand market. The cassava tubers can be made into various products such as starch, tapioca, snacks etc. more

Thursday, June 18, 2015

How to compound fish feed .

Fish feed could be natural ,using natural sources such ac insects,maggot,tadpoles,zoo plankton or plankton.Fish could also be fed a compounded ration, this could be home-made or finished feed. A combination of ingredients are used in stipulated amounts to boost growth. A combination of both natural and compounded ration can also be employed to save cost. FEED COMPOUNDING,Using fish meal,soya beans,groundnut cake,premix and binder. The ingredients are added as follows; fish meal...........50% soya beans...............24% groundnut cake............18% premix.................6% cornflour..............2%. The various ingredients are weighed out,grind ed and mixed thoroughly.These ingredients are mixed and held with use of binder(flour),the flour is mixed with water to form a paste,this is then added to the mixture and you continue to mix until a thick paste is formed.The mixture is dried in sun,and kept in air tight containers. The feed could be pelletized/granulated or fed as small lumps that break off when dropped in ponds.This will provide a good start for your fish at 12-28 days. Fish feed could also be made from fish meal,premix and raw egg as binder. The composition of the feed: fish meal ....92% premix ......8% and the raw egg as binder. All ingredients are mixed,the egg is mixed with water to form a paste,this then dried in the sun and kept in air tight containers.They can be presented as granular or fed as small lumps at pond corners. Unconventional feeding method is the use of grind-ed crayfish, which id grounded to fine particles, and mixed with fine chopped cassava flakes(garri).This is mixed with the crayfish to form a paste,this is then put in corners of the pond,to feed the fish.