Nigeria: Banking on Knotty Cassava Tubers
Many Nigerian shoppers find little to differentiate 'cassava bread' from the ordinary variety, except value for money. Banking on that consumer response is a high-stakes bet that could transform the lives of millions of Nigerians.
Nigeria is the world's largest producer of cassava, a tuber that is a staple food for over half a billion people worldwide, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Francis Olusegun ...
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