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FUNAAB has increased industrial use of cassava, says VC

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The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof Kolawole Salako, has said the university’s research and extension services have contributed to agricultural development, especially in various uses of cassava.

Salako, who spoke on Tuesday when he visited the corporate headquarters of The Nation in Lagos, noted that following the university’s research, the demand for industrial uses of cassava for alcohol and others had increased.

The vice-chancellor was accompanied by FUNAAB’s Director of Public Relations, Dr Linda Onwuka.

Salako said: “One area that has been a focal point is our Cassava Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA). It is a Bill and Melinda Gates-sponsored project. But our university has been involved for more than 10 years. With that project alone we have made quite impact – in terms of distribution of improved variety of cassava stems; in terms of improving the industrial use of cassava.

The Nation, October 25, 2018

 

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