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Variability in traditional processing of gari - a major food security product from cassava

Variability in traditional processing of gari - a major food security product from cassava

Bechoff, Aurelie ORCID: 0000-0001-8141-4448, Tomlins, Keith, Bennett, Ben and Westby, Andrew (2019) Variability in traditional processing of gari - a major food security product from cassava. Food Chain. ISSN 2046-1887 (Print), 2046-1879 (Online) (In Press)

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Abstract

Cassava is a major crop for food security in Nigeria and its principal processed form is gari. Gari processing practices were observed in the southwest (Oyo State) and southeast (Benue State) of Nigeria using two complementary approaches: 1) semi-quantitative surveys with processors (n=123) and 2) actual detailed measurements at processing units (n=7). Size of processing operations and type of practices differed significantly between the two States. There were also intra-State differences, influenced by ethnicity and customs. Variability of processing practices should be considered whilst seeking to improve processing productivity and introducing nutritious varieties of cassava to feed fast-growing Nigerian population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: traditional practices; cassava; gari processing; survey; direct measurement
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food Systems Research Group
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 09:57
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 3
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23709

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