PROCEEDINGS OF THE VALIDATION FORUM
ON THE GLOBAL CASSAVA DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

Volume 6

Global cassava market study
Business opportunities for the use of cassava


INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004

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CONTENTS

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Domestic Market Summary
Export Market Summary
Conclusions

PART 1: DOMESTIC MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

1. CASSAVA FOODS

Global Perspectives
Cassava as a human food in Brazil

1.1. Cassava as fast food
1.2. Cassava as snack foods
1.3. Cassava as convenience foods

Future directions

2. CASSAVA FLOUR

Global Perspectives
Cassava as a wheat flour substitute in Ghana
Cassava as a wheat flour substitute in Nigeria
Future directions

3. CASSAVA STARCH

Global Perspectives
A perspective on cassava starch production in Benin, Ghana and Malawi

3.1. Benin
3.2. Ghana
3.3. Malawi

Cassava as an adhesive's ingredient in Ghana
A perspective on the Cassava starch industry in Brazil
A perspective on the cassava starch industry in Thailand
Future directions

4. CASSAVA CHIPS

Global Perspectives
Exploring the use of cassava in the feed sector in Zimbabwe
Exploring the opportunities of a cassava chip industry in Northeast Brazil
Cassava as an animal feed ingredient in Thailand
Future directions

PART 2: EXPORT MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

5. CASSAVA FOODS

Global Perspectives
Cassava as a human food in North America

5.1 Fresh Cassava
5.2. Cassava Flour
5.3. Cassava Snacks

Cassava as a human food in Europe

5.4. Fresh Cassava
5.5. Cassava Flour
5.6. Cassava Snacks

Future directions

6. CASSAVA STARCH

Global Perspectives

6.1. Starch Applications

Starch-for-food-and-non-food-use in North America
Dynamics of the European Union starch industry
Future directions

7. CASSAVA CHIPS INDUSTRY IN THE EU

Global Perspectives
Cassava chip industry in Ghana
Overview of the Thai cassava industry from 1940s to 1990s

7.1. Development of the Industry
7.2. Marketing and Distribution
7.3. Growth Opportunities

Future directions

REFERENCE LIST

APPENDICES

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