Benefits to Nigeria

  • Boost to agriculture through cultivation of cassava – over 2,000 (mostly) small farmers expected to grow as our production increases. Each farmer supports 10 people (on average) so the community our plants supports is growing rapidly. In 2012, Thai farm paid out over N300 million in tuber purchases and this is expected to grow significantly in the coming year.
  • Boost to local communities.
    • Direct Employment
      • Factory staff of 90;
      • Own farming will employ large numbers of part time staff – up to 300 at times;
      • These numbers will grow materially as our production expands.
    • Indirect Employment
      • Transport of tubers and finished products
      • Coal mines to supply 60 tons of coal weekly
  • Importation of technology and know-how and development of local know-how.
  • Greater self-reliance in food production.
  • Foreign exchange savings on import substitution.
  • Export potential.
  • Successful role model that inspires other investors.