• As ICSAN, FIIRO train 100 bakers, confectioners
The inclusion of cassava flour in the production of bread, in addition to price reduction, is capable of saving the country at least $2b yearly. The President of the Industrial Cassava Stakeholders Association of Nigeria (ICSAN), Mr. Segun Ladele, disclosed this at a one-day training/workshop on the demonstration of cassava flour as an inclusion to wheat flour, in collaboration with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) in Lagos, appealed to the Federal Government to promote the initiative, to reduce the increasing price of bread.
While calling on industry players and actors to embrace the initiative, Ladele pleaded for synergy between bakers and cassava processors to transform the fortune of the industry.
He said: “The inclusion of cassava in bread making, if well accepted, would lead to 15 to 20 percent reduction in the price of bread. Nigeria produces about 60 million tonnes of cassava yearly and is the largest producer of cassava in the world, but the potential is still untapped.