hqcf-processors-trainingAgricultural and food scientists from AfrII and NRI recently teamed up to train processors in production of High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF).

80 Cassava Processors from the regions of Eastern, Central, Northern and West Nile have benefited from the HQCF Quality Management Training in which they were availed skills and knowledge in processing HQCF.

The training happened in Lira District from 21st- 22nd November. The lead trainer, Dr. Aurelie Bechoff, a Food Technologist at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI)-University of Greenwich took the participants through the necessary steps and procedures required to produce HQCF including Use of good quality cassava roots to obtain HQCF which is of purely/ or only white color.

The processors were also trained in the areas of good management, quality control and quality assurance as well as the process for achieving HQCF (what it takes to produce HQCF, the steps to follow, Cleaning and maintaining equipment, weighing-peeling, grating and sieving).