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Training for cassava value chain incubator in Cameroon

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Photo: AIP, ICRISAT

At a recently organized training, rural entrepreneurs were exposed to value addition for cassava. Training was also provided on food processing management systems, food safety and business management.

This incubator, Pilot Incubation Center (CIP), Bonaberi, Douala, is unique for processing of cassava-based products that include chips, semolina, noodles, flour, etc, and incubates rural entrepreneurs on primary processing.

The training was organized as part of the ongoing project of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India, towards establishing Food Processing Business Incubation Centres in five African countries – Ghana, Mali, Uganda, Cameroon, Angola. The ICRISAT-Agribusiness and Innovation Platform organized the training program for the incubator staff, in partnership with the Cameroon Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Crafts.

Dr Saikat Datta Mazumdar, Chief Operating Officer – NutriPlus Knowledge Program, ICRISAT and
Dr S Aravazhi, Chief Operating Officer – Innovation and Partnership Program, ICRISAT, also reviewed the progress on the ongoing activities towards establishment of the cassava value chain incubator.