ZB doubles uptake of cassava

MR KAPUTULA sorting cassava after buying from the farmers.

THE Zambian Breweries has doubled its investment in the uptake of cassava for production of Eagle lager at its Ndola plant to US$6 million.
Zambia Agriculture Research Institute deputy director Monde Zulu said the Zambian Breweries, a subsidiary of Inbev, last year bought 1,300 tonnes of cassava locally at a cost of US$3 million for beer production.
Mrs Zulu said in an interview on Monday that the Zambian Breweries’ state-of-the art machinery at its Ndola plant has increased the uptake of cassava which is used in brewing Eagle.
“Last year the Zambian Breweries invested US$3 million in cassava uptake for Eagle lager beer production at its Ndola plant,” Mrs Zulu said.
Mrs Zulu said the launched Sunbird Ethanol plant that is located in Kawambwa’s Luena farm bloc in Luapula Province has also served as a catalyst for increased cassava production in the country

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