Cassava Mechanisation and Agro-processing Project (CAMAP)

Cassava Mechanisation and Agro-processing Project (CAMAP)
Cassava is an economically impor¬tant crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, yet farmers in the region achieve on average a yield of just 7-9 tonnes per hectare, around a third of that pro¬duced by their counterparts in Asia and Latin America. The cassava mechanisation and agro-processing project (CAMAP) aims to improve cassava productivity through increasing the operational effi¬ciency and improving market linkages for smallholder farmers.

Currently in the three countries (Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia), CAMAP also promotes good agronomic practices, encouraging farmers to use improved stem varieties, fertiliser and herbicides, and ensure timely farm operations. Through the project, more than 18,500 hectares of land has been put under mecha¬nisation, with yield increase of more than 25 tonnes per hectare and in some instances reaching 40 tonnes

Objectives
1) Upgrade and expand of traditional planting harvesting and processing methods.
2) Negotiate access and transfer of cassava mechanisation and agro processing technologies
3) Increase cassava production through mechanisation across the entire value chain.
4) Create market linkages between smallholder farmers and agro processing centers
5) Build the capacity of local entrepreneurs to design prototype machines, manufacture, maintain and repair equipment for planting, harvesting and processing cassava.

MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT

Enhancing cassava production and processing technologies through mechanisation for sustainable improvements in food security, incomes and livelihoods for farmers, processors, and marketers in the cassava sector.

200% Yields Increase (%)

240% Income Increase (%)

Investors

AATF

UK Aid | The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development UK Aid is one of the original funders of AATF, and continues to provide core funding to support the AATF’s operations, including helping to build institutional capacity and strengthen corporate governance. CAMAP activities are supported with funding from the UK Aid,

Project Contacts

AATF

George Marechera

Business Development Manager

G.marechera@aatf-africa.org