Aspuna is breaking down barriers for African cassava farmers
Although cassava is an important part of the diet for 800 million people in Africa, shortage of equipment for processing has meant production has been unable to increase. To meet this need a social impact business, Aspuna Group is developing a cassava processing facility in The Gambia, to convert the raw material into starch and to reduce unemployment.
The company will be discussing its learning points at Agri-Tech East’s ‘Exporting Agri-Tech to Sub-Saharan Africa’ event on 12 July 2017, geared towards businesses developing innovations in the mature UK and US markets, now looking to explore the Sub-Saharan market.
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While other, more mature sectors have examples of companies in these categories, “agri-tech” has needed time to begin to deliver this menagerie of success.