The Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) says it is targeting the production of additional two million tonnes of cassava for industrial use in the next cropping season.

National President of the association, Mr. Segun Adewumi, disclosed this in an interview, in Abuja, on Thursday.

He said the association had presented a proposal to the Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) to cultivate additional 100,000 hectares for cassava production to meet the target.

Adewumi explained that the large scale production of the produce would assist and boost the local manufacturing of some industrial cassava derivatives. Read more