Technologies

7 Technologies from IITA

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH: TECHNOLOGIES  & ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE

INVESTMENT OPTIONS 

High Quality Cassava Flour

High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) is made from unfermented Cassava. It can be used as partial or complete replacement for many baked products such as bread, cakes and other confectionaries. It can also be used by many industries in Africa as an alternative for starch and other imported material like wheat flour. 

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Contact Person at the Conference details:

IITA Youth Agripreneurs, Bukavu

Email:

IITA-YouthAgripreneursBukavu@cgiar.org

What opportunity for young people to access the technology? How can one access this technology and create a business around it?

Young people can create businesses around production, marketing, and sales as well as outscaling the technology. This technology can be accessed through training in the form of technical support on the production and processing of cassava either into flour which can be used for confectionaries or for industrial use.

What kind of support comes for the business development?

IITA can give technical support for the cultivation of cassava, provide improved varieties, and support the set-up of standard processing units.

 

Cassava ‘Fortified’ Products

Cassava-based products such as cassava bread, cassava meat pie, sausage, chinchin, etc. are made from some percentage of High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) which is vitamin A fortified and wheat flour. The idea is to reduce the use of wheat flour and encourage the use of cassava flour; and promote the consumption of Vitamin A. These products are widely accepted by the general public.

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Contact Person at the Conference details:

Contact Person at the Conference details:

IITA Youth Agripreneurs


Email: Iita-agripreneur@cgiar.org

IITA is a nonprofit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR.



What opportunity for young people to access the technology? How can one access this technology and create a business around it?

We are seeking for off-takers, dealers, early adopters to help outscale this technology to other parts of the continent and the world at large.

Will there be an opportunity for young people to access the technology?

  • Young people can access this technology by getting trained on the production of the technology or by tapping into outscaling of the technology.

What kind of support comes for the business development?

Technical support and help to find proper financing, Provision of knowledge & exchange materials

Tidbit

Tidbit is a product made from High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) and cowpea. It is highly nutritious and affordable.

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Seeking for off-takers, dealers, early adopters

This product is outscaled on a commercial level by the IITA Youth Agripreneurs and has gained some market recognition over the years.

 

Is there be an opportunity for young people to access the technology? How can one access this technology and create a business around it?

Youth can be trained on the production of this product which can serve as a source of revenue to them. They can also serve as distributors.

 

What kind of support comes for the business development?

Technical backstopping is provided for youths who are willing to start their enterprise, to help establish their business.

Contact Person at the Conference details:

IITA Youth Agripreneurs


Email: Iita-agripreneur@cgiar.org


Aflasafe

Aflasafe is a cost-effective biocontrol product that significantly reduces Aflatoxin concentrations in maize and groundnut. It helps farmers to obtain premium prices from the sale of their high-quality maize and groundnut.



IITA BiP was established in 2013; it translates relevant  findings from R4D into commercially viable products to serve as a mechanism for technology transfer from the advanced agricultural research system to the private and public sectors and then to the farmers.

Are you seeking for off-takers, dealers, early adopters?

The organization is currently working with some off-takers who have helped in outscaling the technology to ensure that the ordinary farmer can have access to the product. However, more off-takers will be welcomed on board to ensure that the product is fully commercialized and accessible to the end user.

 

Will there be an opportunity for young people to access the technology? How can one access this technology and create a business around it?

Young people can benefit from this technology by becoming aggregators for aflatoxin-free maize, groundnuts, or sorghum. IITA will support them by making sure they have the right inputs and put the agripreneurs in contact with uptakers of the produced aflatoxin- free maize and/or groundnuts.  Agripreneurs can play a role in this market segment.

What kind of support comes for the business development?

Technical support and help to find proper financing

Providing full information on how the product works with evidences from data.

Provision of knowledge exchange materials

Contact Person at the Conference details: Email: iita@iita.org

Nodumax

NoduMax is a biofertilizer specifically intended for use as legume inoculant. It is applied onto soybean seeds before planting to promote biological nitrogen fixation. It has been tested and proven to increase soybean grain yield between 30-45%.

IITA BiP was established in 2013; it translates relevant  findings from R4D into commercially viable products to serve as a mechanism for technology transfer from the advanced agricultural research system to the private and public sectors and then to the farmers.

What kind of business can a young person create around the technology/service?

Young people can become distributors of NoduMax and sell the product.

 

What kind of support comes for the business development?

Providing full information on how the product works with evidences from data.

Provision of knowledge exchange materials

 

Contact Person at the Conference details:

Email: nodumaxsales@cgiar.org

Are you seeking for off-takers, dealers, early adopters?

We seek for dealers who will be able to distribute NoduMax to farmers across West Africa and beyond.

 

Will the technology be on display at conference?

Yes, NoduMax as a product has always been showcased in any conference that we have attended in the past. It is a portable product and is part of a standard IITA exhibition package.

 

Will there be an opportunity for young people to access the technology?

Yes, young people who want to go into soybean production and with a Micro /Rhizobiology background will be able to access the technology.

 

How can one access this technology and create a business around it?

The technology can be accessed and established by Agripreneurs with the right expertise and structure in place, but the easiest way is to explore the marketing opportunity.