Nigerian Cassava Potentials in National Economic Development
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015, Pages: 47-49
Received: Jul. 25, 2015;
Accepted: Jul. 27, 2015;
Published: Oct. 12, 2015
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Nnadozie A. K. O., Department of Marketing, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Nigeria
Ume S. I., Department of Agricultural Extension & Management, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Nigeria
Isiocha S., Department of Home & Rural Economics, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Nigeria
Njoku I. A., Department of Marketing, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Nigeria
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Cassava had been a utility crop with diverse food provision and high yielding potentials. Apart from serving as food for human consumption, it has numerous industrial uses like chips, flour, starch and the leaves which have a high export demand. Nigeria’s comparative advantage in production has made it have a very high potential in face of the dwindling World oil prices. Nigeria cassava production has been with an annual output of over 38 million tons of tubers and was adjudged as one of the largest producers of cassava in the world. Total area harvested in 2009 alone was estimated to be 3.13 million hectares, with an average yield of 11.7 tons/ha-1. Its high employment income generation and 20 percent cassava flour inclusion in bread made it a crop to be harnessed and fully utilized to raise economic development in Nigeria.
Cassava Potentials, Non-Oil Export, Raw Materials, Job/Wealth Creation, Economic Development
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Nnadozie A. K. O.,
Ume S. I.,
Njoku I. A.,
Nigerian Cassava Potentials in National Economic Development, Science Journal of Business and Management. Special Issue:Sustainable Entrepreneurial Developments in Agribusiness.
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