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Cassava Farming & Cultivation​

The FMS Farm Cassava project seeks to harmonize opportunities in the cassava value chain by establishing an integrated farming and processing business that will produce industrial grade cassava starch and derivatives, for supply into manufacturers across multiple sectors and exports. The cassava farm development is on a phased approach, building up production over a 3-year period to meet the requirements of the starch factory by the end of the 2021 planting season. An initial 50ha has been cultivated and this is being scaled up to 400ha in 2019, increased to 800ha in 2020, and 1200ha in 2021.

FMS Farms Cassava Project seeks to harmonize opportunities in the cassava value chain by establishing an integrated farming and processing business that will produce industrial grade cassava starch and derivatives, for supply into manufacturers across multiple sectors and exports. This project comprises of:

A 2.5 ton per hour cassava starch processing plant which requires an input of about 75,000 metric tons of cassava roots annually.

The management and cultivation of a 3,000hectare cassava farm to produce the root requirement for the factory, primarily through an outgrower strategy that incorporates farmers from the community into dedicated areas on FMS premises. This will run under a block farming model being implemented with the technical and financial support of IDH – a sustainable trade initiative.

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