GARRI PRODUCTION IN IDOMALAND, NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

Authors

  • Samuel Alegwu Omanchi, PhD Kwararafa University Wukari, Taraba State
  • Godwin Adadu Ogaba, PhD Crown Hill University, Ilorin Kwara State

Keywords:

Garri Production, Idomaland, Challenges, Prospects

Abstract

Cassava, an edible root crop and a reliable and relatively inexpensive source of carbohydrate, iswidely grown and processed into different foods such as cassava flour and garri. The main thrust of the paper is to irradiate garri production in Idomaland, North Central Nigeria,with a focus on the challenges and prospects of garri production in the area.To achieve this, anthropological and historical methodologies were used to generate data, while the qualitative method was used for the analysis. Supplementary secondary sources were also used. The paper examines the nature of garri production in Idomaland and the challenges of garri production in the area. It also highlights the prospects of garri production in the area. The paper concludes by submitting thatthe government has a role to play in forming strong policies that will favour the production of cassava and processing it into garri, flour, bread, starch among others.

Author Biographies

Samuel Alegwu Omanchi, PhD, Kwararafa University Wukari, Taraba State

General Studies Unit,
Kwararafa University, Wukari Taraba State

Godwin Adadu Ogaba, PhD, Crown Hill University, Ilorin Kwara State

Department of History,
Crown Hill University, Ilorin Kwara State

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Published

2023-09-17

How to Cite

Omanchi, S. A., & Ogaba, G. A. (2023). GARRI PRODUCTION IN IDOMALAND, NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS. Wukari International Studies Journal, 7(3), 151–165. Retrieved from https://wissjournals.com.ng/index.php/wiss/article/view/184