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Regional Cassava Processing and Marketing Initiative. MARKETING PERSPECTIVE OF THE NIGERIA ROOT AND TUBER EXPANSION PROGRAMME (RTEP). BY. FEDERAL AGRO PROCESSING AND MARKET EXPANSION GROUP (FAMEG). NATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION, ILORIN.

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Regional Cassava Processing and Marketing Initiative

MARKETING PERSPECTIVE OF THE NIGERIA ROOT AND TUBER EXPANSION PROGRAMME (RTEP)

BY

FEDERAL AGRO PROCESSING AND MARKET EXPANSION GROUP (FAMEG)

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION, ILORIN

FIRST REGIONAL MEETING OF IFAD ROOTS & TUBERS PROJECTS14-16 November 2007Hotel Somatel - Douala, Cameroon

objectives tasks of rtep marketing component
Objectives & Tasks of RTEP marketing component
  • FAMEG – implementing institution of the RTEP marketing component at the federal level.
  • FAMEG’s major tasks:
  • Technical support and training to SAMEGs at the state level
  • Expand domestic market opportunities
  • Establish linkages and information systems:
    • National database of equipment fabricators, processors and industrial end-users
    • Market information system
  • Raise public awareness on cassava products
  • Develop strategies for the international market
  • Develop products for yam, potato and cocoyam
activities and achievements
Activities and Achievements:
  • Training
    • 130 SAMEG officers and over 260 groups on product development and economic utilization of R&T crops
    • SAMEGs/Groups on preparation of feasibility reports
  • Creating marketing groups/associations: 60 R&T Groups/ Associations
  • Identifying and promoting markets
    • Identification of over 50 domestic industrial markets for R&T products including flour mills, textiles companies, adhesives/glues etc.
    • Identification of international markets for gari (Europe) and chips China).
    • Exploratory study on cassava utilization in the domestic animal feed market.
    • Inventory of marketers and end-users of R&T products in RTEP states
    • Newsletters and product promotion brochures for marketing of R&T products.
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  • Linkages
    • Identification and development of market linkages between equipment fabricators, processors and end-users
    • Linkage of over 120 processing groups with end-users

Result

Significant increase in the volume and value of R&T trade

marketing constraints in the 1 st tri term
MARKETING CONSTRAINTS IN THE 1ST TRI-TERM
  • Lack of credit and venture capital
  • Poor roads and high transportation costs
  • Market information system poorly developed
  • High price fluctuation: supply-demand imbalance during peak and scarcity periods.
  • Low profit margins
  • Macro-economic environment unfavourable: policy instability and weak institutional support
  • Poor storage technologies
future priority areas of work
Future Priority Areas of Work
  • Identification and training of viable marketing groups and associations
  • Building and Strengthening Chain Linkages:
    • Among processors, marketers, end-users; e.g. encouraging flour mills to develop effective network of HQCF suppliers.
    • Access to credit institutions
  • Developing a functional R&T Market Information Service (MIS)
  • Training marketers to supply products that meet specifications of end-users, SON and NAFDAC
  • Lobbying theGovernment to ensure implementation of the policy on 10% cassava flour substitution.
  • Develop policy dialogue for a more favourable macro-economic environment.
2 nd tri term objectives
2ND TRI-TERM OBJECTIVES
  • Increase of production and productivity to bridge the competitiveness gaps
  • Promotion of further product diversification
  • Change from state to community-based approach;
  • Adoption of group dynamics as the focus of extension activities;
  • Incorporation of rural enterprise management (REM) into all production and processing activities.
  • Market expansion
  • Explore export markets for gari and odourless fufu for Africans in Diaspora.
  • Increase R&T products’ demandof domestic industries
guidelines
Guidelines

Guidelines:

  • Community-based approach will be the dominant intervention delivery mechanism.
  • Diversification of Processing and Marketing Options will be the engine that would drive the entire cassava commodity chain.
  • Focus on group ownership of enterprises. Groups will encouraged to:
    • Play active role in enterprise development
    • Take direct control of the day-to-day running of their business
    • Specialize on marketing
activities implemented in 2 nd tri term
Activities implemented in 2ND Tri-term
  • Training workshops
    • Rural Enterprise Management (REM) and Community Driven Development (CDD).
    • Cassava quality standards for SAMEGs & Processing Groups.
    • cassava commodity system analysis for SAMEGs
    • Market linkage and technology development (for National stakeholders).
  • Formation of marketing groups and identification of marketing outlets.
  • Thematic studies of the SAMEGs
challenges and chances
Challenges and Chances

Challenges

  • Reluctance of flour millersto buy HQCF. The policy on 10% HQCF inclusion may have to be enforced
  • Access to credit

Chances

  • Strong interest of private sector (MTN) in partnering with RTEP to develop a functional MIS
  • Export markets for cassava derivates in West Africa and Europe
expected outputs
Expected Outputs
  • Well defined marketing channels for main products like: gari, HQCF, odouless fufu and chips.
  • Better linkage of actors within the chain.
  • Export of over 50,000 mt of cassava derivates, particularly :gari, odourless fufu, chips and pellets.
  • Formation of about 130 product marketing groups.
  • Empowerment of about 10,000 families with livelihood dependent on R&T marketing.