Students For Change In Agriculture
We’re a for profit Agric business created by students in the agricultural sector. Cassava is one of the most used agricultural products in Sierra Leone and in Africa. On February 2019 hundreds of thousands of households were left without bread across the nation (Sierra leone) ,as bakeries complain of the sudden huge increase in the cost of imported flour and some bakeries threatened to go on food strike which left many consumers hungry throughout the day.
The cost of a bag of flour fluctuates between $35 and $50 due to dependence on importation, the cassava flour is an alternative to reducing burdens on imported flour.
This will not only benefit us the students but also create community involvement among local farmers who are planting cassava by buying their produce, this homemade flour can be used for variety of purpose like ,bread, donuts cakes,and the likes that match up with international standards.
Our future goal is to achieve zero importation of flour into our country and create the bridge to also export cassava flour into other countries.