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Submitted by Suzanne Vlakveld on
Pleas have a look at the following website: The Dutch Agricultural Development and Trading Company (DADTCO) developed an innovative “split” processing technology (in the field and at the factory) that has changed dramatically the way cassava is perceived, grown and processed in Africa. The company’s Autonomous Mobile Processing Units (AMPUs) processes fresh cassava on-farm or nearby, instead of attempting to transport the crop over long distances to a central factory. Each AMPU processes harvested cassava into cassava cake, which can be used in that form by the brewing industry or can be transported to a factory for further processing into high-quality cassava flour (HQCF), starch and glucose. DADTCO has partnered with SABMiller one of the world's largest brewers to produce the first ever commercial-scale cassava-based beer. The beer, ‘Impala” is brewed in Mozambique by SABMiller's local subsidiary, Cervejas de Moçambique (CDM). By creating a sustainable, vibrant market for the cassava, this project has a significant impact on the lives of the farmers and the local economy. The project is very successful and will soon be rolled out.