The project's goal is to process fresh cassava roots into High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) in order to make available and accessible to at least 500 rural women within the project phase, HQCF processing for value adding and higher incomes. Make working capital in the form of raw materials available and easily accessible to at least 500 poor rural women, within the project phase and achieve 50% sustained increase thereafter, starting from September 2017.
The target groups are the Poor rural Women with average household incomes that fall far below the official poverty line of US$100 per annum and are thus designated as the poorest of the poor. These targeted rural women households are located in Adaklu Waya in the Adaklu District of the Volta Region of Ghana. The women do not have a source of livelihood.
This project would embrace the application of several workable strategies over a long term period aimed at increasing agricultural production and market promotion linkages at household and community levels, adding value to agricultural produce through provision of access to appropriate agro-processing technologies and create the avenue for empowering of rural dwellers economically and socially. By providing 500 women with a source of livelihood.
The 500 initially-selected cassava farmers in the village are the direct target group to benefit in the first installation of the cassava HQCF processing infrastructure Unit. A total of over Five hundred (500) poor rural women in the community to benefit from the project in the long term.