We want to thank Africa Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) for their support over the years and without them things might have gone worse leading to the collapse of the only Gari Processing Company in the Ga West Municipality.
The production of a quality tasty Gari and highly nutritious soyabeans Gari involves a lot of technicalities which needs trained staffs motivated to move the industry to the next level.
Even for small scale entrepreneurs who are unable to participate in the international cassava export market, feeding the local African population with this most basic food stuff remains an interesting and highly lucrative prospect and the interesting thing is that as humans and industries, we compete for the valuable cassava crops, Madam Comfort Zomelo added
The annual consumption of gari in West Africa is valued at several million dollars (annually) and is expected to grow with the population explosion in the region. For as long as a large proportion of the population in the region remains predominantly poor, Gari will continue to be the preferred food product for many years to come. Gari has several applications in African cuisine and is prepared in very many ways across cultures and countries. It’s really well enjoyed and consumed by both rich and poor.
Gari and cassava production in Africa is an impressive business opportunity for the continent, especially West and Central Africa. Because it is such an important food in the region and an extremely versatile crop, it is commonly referred to as cornerstone of food security in Africa.
It is also the most widely available source of carbohydrates and dietary energy in Africa.
Despite its favorable climate, fertile soils and cheap manpower, Africa is yet to fully exploit the huge returns from the global cassava trade.
Due to the very short shelf life of harvested cassava tubers, inadequate road and power infrastructure, most of the cassava produced in Africa is consumed locally, where it is still unable to address the growing consumption.
As a result, a lot of the cassava harvested every year in Africa become spoilt and never make it to the market. This wastage is estimated to be worth millions of dollars every year.