Investigating the potential for vertical integration of primary cassava flour producers with secondary confectionary processors in Uganda

Pages 694-698

R.M. Gensi, M. Bokanga, A. Nayiga and R.S.B. Ferris

ABSTRACT

In many African countries, declining production has led to an increasing food deficit. This deficit has been met; to a large extent by an increasing cereal importation. These imports have a negative impact on both foreign exchange earning and internal production. To offset these problems, new and innovative means need to be developed to increase internal production and utilisation of local staple crops. Cassava is a crop with high potential for increased production if its use can be diversified to supply a range of markets as is currently supplied by cereal imports. A study was carried out to investigate the potential market opportunities for cassava in Uganda.

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