There are significant market opportunities for HQCF, IGCF, and HQCG, which have not been fully exploited under C:AVA because of processing constraints and pricing issues.
HQCF, IGCF, and HQCG are accepted in the market, but IGCF and HQCG are price competitive, HQCF is not.
Root price, drying costs and product recovery rates are key to improving price competitiveness and increase market access of processed cassava products.
Building a market around large processing enterprises is a more effective way of driving the HQCF value chain and ensuring sustainability.
Attracting investors in large scale cassava processing is a key challenge.
Identify alternative sources of funding for the establishment of large scale processing enterprises
Facilitate access to funds by potential entrepreneurs
Introduce improved drying technologies to increase drying efficiency and recovery rates
Build the cassava value chain around large scale processing enterprises, as a means of absorbing larger volumes of cassava, meeting market demand and increasing price and quality competitiveness.
Align other Foundation-funded projects including: Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA); World Cocoa Foundation (WCF); Farm Radio International and with African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET).