PROBLEMS AND SOLUTION ON PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING OF CASSAVA IN OVIA NORTH EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE
This study deals with the production and processing with special
reference to Ovia North East Local Government Area of Benin City Centres
for the purpose of this investigation two (2) study centres were
randomly selected a questionnaire made up of eighteen (18) items was
constructed with assistance of my supervisor and administrated. Finally
it was discovered that the problems of cassava production and processing
are not hydra-headed but are easily uneatable with the recommendations
made by the researchers.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background of the study
Objective of study
Statement of problems
Significance of the study
Scope of study
Definition of terms
Area of study
Method of analysis
Analysis and interpretation of data
BACKGROUND OF STUDY
cassava is a staple food crop, which is mostly grown all
southern part of Nigeria timothy as well as in the middle belt and
mainly also originate in brazil or central America, the root tuber are
processed into several forms of food lie garri, fufu or tapica flow.
The cassava is treated in thus project in this project reveal its
levels of production and processing through the tuber root. They are
rich in food stuff to man. The leaves are also used as vegetables in
soups, while the peels are feeds to live stock and also the tuber are
rich source of carbohydrate they are also found to contain some vitamins
such as vitamin c and a well as some trace of phosphorous and iron.
The plant is woody and may grow up to the height of 1m to 4m
depending on the variety. The main stems and the branches contain
knoblike scar, which are the point of leaf attachment, many people both
men and women have engage themselves in trading with cassava processed
one way or the other.
And there are two types of cassava, differentiated by the prussic content (hydrocyanic acid contained in the tuber).
i. The sweet cassava:- this
contain low level of poisonous prussic in the flesh of the tuber with
high concentration in the peels
ii. The bitter cassava: - this
contain high amount of prussic acid in the flesh of the tuber with lower
concentration in peels.
But the farmers are able to cultivated or process them. Today
(mamhot Escalante does not exist in the state spread plant important not
exist in the mostly area)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
This study is to investigate various techniques of method of
producing and processing cassava in Nigeria and also considers the
various stages ranging from planting of stem cutting to the harvesting
and finally processing of the products.
There are many problems encountered by both rural and urban
farmers in relation to the production processing and storage of both the
products and the implements.
1. Limited stem cutting i.e. Planting material
2. Inadequate land due to land tenure systems
3. Use of crude implements like cutlass, hoe etc
4. Pest and disease
Objectives of this project are:
a. To examine the problems
b. To find out the solution to some of the problems’
c. To investigate the production and
utilization of cassava in south part of Nigeria and also identify the
different forms in which cassava are processed into its various finished
products like processing the cassava to garri or fufu e.t.c as a food
for human consumption.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROJECT
1. The research study will be useful to
those who are engaged directly or indirectly in the production and
processing of cassava in south part of Nigeria in particular and the
country as large
2. The study is designed to look into hoe
the production of the farm in southern. Cassava can enhance the well
being of the people in this local government area and also mankind
3. It will serve to encourage the farmers
in the study area who take cassava production and processing as their
last hope in life.
4. The study is hoped to motivate the farmers to go into fulltime cassava production in the area.
5. It is hoped that at the end of this
project, the work will be able to expose and brings to the best,
production and processing cassava in south part in Ovia Local Government
SCOPE OF STUDY
the study is armed at providing a detailed knowledge and
understanding of the operations, function and performance involved in
the production and processing of cassava in southern part of Nigeria
with the view of providing useful suggestion to ease the problems of
this aspects of agricultural development in Nigeria.
It is directly geared towards the application of production and processing concept.