Over 50 persons from the South-South Geo political zone of Nigeria are currently undergoing training by The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) on cassava processing, production and packaging of fruit juice.
The National Project Co-ordinator of WAAPP-Nigeria, Prof. Damian Chikwendu made this known on in Uyo at the opening ceremony of the 2015 WAAPP Entrepreneurship Training for the South-South.
According to him, the training is one of entrepreneurial development training on post-harvest processing and packaging across the countryâ€™s six geo-political zones and will last for one week.
In his words, â€œParticipants at the training session will be taught how to process cassava into high quality cassava flour, odourless â€œfufuâ€™â€™ flour, industrial starch and cassava-based adhesive,â€™â€™
The juice processing would involve production and packaging of the fruit juice available in the region and the trainees at the end of the training session will produce the products as well as check the quality of the raw materials and market the products profitably.
WAAPP is a sub-regional programme of ECOWAS funded by the World Bank and its main objective is to promote opportunities for job creation among unemployed youths and women in selected technologies.
Source: The Tide