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Mandate

The thrust is to help farmers generate extra income through the processing of their produce and by-products.

  • by conducting research into the development of useful and quality products from these farm produce and their by-products.
  • assessing the economic viability of the products made.
Research areas
  • Production and marketing of products developed from cocoa and cashew by-products.
  • Determination of microbial quality of products developed from cocoa and cashew by-products
  • Development of edible products from shea (Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn) fruit pulp
  • Investigation into fresh cocoa pod husk based feed for pigs
  • Investigating the use of reject cashew kernels in pig feeding
  • Investigating the use of shea kernel cake in animal feeding
List of projects
  • Production and marketing of products developed from cocoa and cashew by-products
  • Development of edible products from shea (Vitellaria paradoxa Gaertn) fruit pulp
  • Investigating the use of shea kernel cake in animal feeding
  • Development of shea better-products
  • Evaluation of cashew and shea pulp, kola and coffee husk as substrates for cultivation of edible
  • Improving shelf life of shea butter