FIIRO, Liberia partner on cassava processing technologies

By Victor Ifeanyi Uzoho


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In search for cassava processing technologies, to promote industrial research in the area of agriculture and to foster national unity between Nigeria and Liberia, delegates from Liberia, last week, visited to the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO).

Led by the Assistant Minister for Planning and Development, Ministry of Agriculture Liberia, Patrick Tarmu Worzie and a cassava expert for African Development Bank (AFDB), Mrs. Adetunji, the Liberians came to harness one of the perfected over fifty cassava processing technologies ready for commercialization in order to develop the food sector of their economy, establish profitable businesses with the technology and generate millions of employments directly and indirectly.

Director General (DG)/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FIIRO, Prof. Gloria Nwakaego Elemo, said: “We promise that any technology we have in processing and refining cassava, we would release to you to be able to explore and at the end we can be able to sign the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU).

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Source: News Now/ The Guardian

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.