What is Cassava? How to start a cassava farm in Ghana; 5 best ideas

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By Samuel Ansah

Last Updated August 8, 2022

Cassava plant

Cassava, the starchy root used to make fufu in Ghana, is now green gold. Here are five reasons why you should think about starting a cassava business in Ghana.

How to cultivate cassava in ghana

It is quite simple but not an easy task to start a cassava farm in Ghana if you have the necessary resources, which include;

List of items to start a cassava farm

  • Land
  • Cassava explant
  • Cutlass
  • A hoe
  • Planting line

How much is a tonne of cassava in Ghana?

The price of cassava in Ghana for 1kg is estimated at around 8.87 Ghanaian Cedi. Cassava has gained more attention than Ghana’s major exporting crops such as cocoa beans. Do you want to start a cassava trade? If yes, then you need to take a look at the following cassava products taking over the market.

cassava farm
Cassava leaf

List of cassava products

To make much out of a cassava farm, your business model should not end after uprooting the cassava, rather you should consider adding value to the harvested produce.

  1. Cassava flour
  2. Starch
  3. Garri
  4. Animal feed
  5. Cassava chips

Cassava leaves benefits

The cassava farm is native to the tropics. It belongs to the legume family and aids digestion. It has spread all across the world. It also contains a lot of protein.
Cassava is high in vitamins and minerals and is beneficial to the heart and bones. Cassava leaves are a very nutritious vegetable that is high in carotenoids, which are antioxidants. They are also high in fiber, which is beneficial to the heart and digestive system. It’s also high in vitamin C, which is beneficial for the body and helps prevent cancer.
All of the cassava tree’s leaves are edible and have typical agricultural sustainability. They may be powdered and used to thicken liquids.

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