source link The cassava value chain continues to generate interest from investors in Malawi. Recently Professor Etta Banda had two meetings with CAVA staff to explore possibilities of investing in a flash dryer mainly for High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) processing. The first meeting was held at Capital Hotel in Lilongwe where CAVA staff presented a business case. This was a follow up to the investor forum which CAVA 2 organized in Mzuzu in 2016. CAVA invited the prospective investor who is based in the United States to visit the flash dryer at Universal Farming and Milling Limited located at Njuli on 4 August 2018. The main objective of the visit was to showcase how the flash dryer operates and allow the prospective investor to ask questions. A round table meeting ensued at CAVA office in Zomba, after the visit to the flash dryer where the newly developed 6 cyclone flash dryer was discussed and drawings of the flash dryer house were shared. The next steps were for the investor to investigate power supply to the location where the flash dryer will be installed in Nkhata Bay. If the investment goes ahead, it will be the third flash dryer in cassava sector in Malawi. The investor intends to invest in a six cyclone flash dryer fabricated by Nobex.