Cassava − Psaltry and Nigerian Breweries − Nigeria

The partnership aims to create a new market for smallholder cassava farmers. It will pilot a business model in which Nigerian Breweries can access maltose syrup, based on farmers producing sufficient volumes of quality cassava, and processors converting the fresh cassava into starch. It combines farmer training with business support to overcome the challenges of perishability and transportation of cassava tubers.

Key interventions
• Mobilize smallholder cassava farmers, provide technical assistance to increase productivity
• Build linkages among value chain actors and supporters
• Improve access to farm equipment and agro-inputs
• Expand Psaltry’s factory, enabling them to absorb the additional production resulting from farmer mobilization and training

Involve 1,500 smallholder farmers (375 women) and 35 small and medium enterprises (7 women-led) by 2017. Expand production to 100,000 tons per year of cassava tubers, to be processed into 24,000 tons of starch.

Market segments
Cassava starch supplied to Nigerian Breweries is used in the production of many brands of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for Nigerian markets.

• Notore, TAK Agro (fertilizers)
• IITA (cassava cuttings)
• First City Monument Bank, Excel Micro Finance Bank, and Bank of Agriculture
• Local transporters
• BAT Nigeria Foundation, DFID-UK

Contact person
Francis Alelumhe −

Below you can watch Yemisi Iranloye, MD of Psaltry International, talk about the evolution of the company and the important role of women within Psaltry.




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