INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TROPICAL
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION CENTRE ON AGRARIAN RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
NATURAL RESOURCES INSTITUTE
This publication presents an analysis of the actual and potential size of the market for cassava and cassava-based products in Nigeria and reviews what is required in terms of economic, social and physical investments to develop an efficient cassava industrial sector. It aims at guiding investment decisions for donors, banks and policy-makers in the Nigerian cassava subsector.
The outcome of the study works on encouraging an environment whereby the industry agents initiate and activate the market corrections within their power. They are not a set of static rules; on the contrary, they encourage ownership of the problems and difficulties arising from change as well as modifications in order to address local needs and circumstances in a participatory process involving different partners in the new Nigerian cassava industry. The study will interest a wide range of readers including cassava producers, policy-makers, donors and banks, scientists and technicians, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.