Self Help Africa will play a leading role in a major agricultural conference taking place in Kenya this month to showcase and promote cassava as a food crop in East Africa.
Self Help Africa is working with the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), and collaborating with a number of development and private sector partners to present the event, which will take place at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel from 24th-26th October.
The first ever National Cassava Conference and Exhibition aims to promote and highlight the importance and value that the crop can have for food security and economic development, and drive the uptapped potential of Kenya’s cassava value chains. The conference will seek to promote investment and job creation within the cassava sector in the country.
Keynote speakers at the event will include programmes director Peter Aluoch, who will speak about Self Help Africa’s work in the cassava sector – specifically with the activities to promote and develop the production, marketing and processing of cassava to more than 20,000 households in Kisumu and Kilifi regions of Kenya over the past number of years.