Best Ideas 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.


Published on September 13, 2021 um 08:24

Explain your idea in details:

Our objectives of the proposed cassava farming for Garri and Dried High Quality Cassava Peel DHQCP production project are: To maximize profit in the short run; To realize a profit differential on yearly basis; and To sustain the improvement in productivity and market capacity over time. Our innovative processing technology for converting fresh peels into high quality cassava peel (HQCP) mash for use as livestock feed has been developed. The process is simple and can be carried out by small-scale processors, more than 80% of them women, to transform waste into a valuable feed resource, generate new incomes, create employment, improve livelihoods, and clean up the environment around cassava processing centers. The various steps followed in processing peels into DHQCP are: 1. Sorting 2. Grating 3. Pressing 4. Sieving and they will all be done mechanically.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

This project will impact positively in terms of food availability on over 5000000 Populaces of Akwa Ibom State and beyond within the first two years space after the investment. and immediate jobs creations of not less than 55. Our idea is of beneficial to all ages. Cassava especially in the form of Garri is one of the most popular and widely consumed food crops in Nigeria. Because it is such an important food in our dear country and an extremely versatile crop, it is in fact, the cornerstone of food security in Nigeria. The competing needs for cassava cut across both human and animal consumption. It is fast becoming a popular raw material in industrial production and is now a preferred material for making biofuels. As Nigerias population continues to grow rapidly, the demand for food staples like cassava is increasing. This high demand for various forms of processed cassava is pushing prices to the ceiling. Several small-scale cassava farmers are making a fortune and additional income through this business. According to a priori investigation, the profitable way for a farmer to market his cassava is to add value to it; especially by selling it as Garri.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

We have registered a Cooperative society to house all the farmers making all to see the investment as theirs and not as mere employee. we have secured 5 hectares of farm land for the cultivations and still working on getting more because the success of the business depend on the volume of cassava we can cultivate twice a year. and we have experience management team. Only the challenge of funding is our challenge now.

Your profile

May Bassey Job holder Bsc Business management university of Uyo, OND Food Handling and processing technology, Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management. 34 years of age and Mother of three. Self Motivator and passionate about feeding people.

Stage of Idea

planning stage, start-up stage

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October 25, 2021 19:04

What's the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something great? You only live once, if you live it right, once is enough.
# climate car
I really support your idea completely.. your idea is unconventional.
never give up

October 20, 2021 09:01

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve >> The fear of failure. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

October 9, 2021 15:40

Hi, May Job! Greetings from the Philippines! I am of the belief that food should be easily accessible to people especially the poor and the less privileged. Your idea about cassava is interesting to me. I support your idea's aim to help in achieving food security in your beloved nation. All the best!

On another note, I would like to invite you to read my idea ANI -- Feel free to leave your comment/s as I need more ideas to further improve on my idea since it is on conceptual stage.

Thanks in advance and keep safe!

October 5, 2021 21:23

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, It is the courage to continue that counts.

Your idea is very smart and practical.

October 1, 2021 15:49

Yes, I have seen an easy way to make money out of off-cuts from food. By the fact that it is waste, surely it will be adding that extra income to the rural people. Don't look back but just go one since you have already made steps into the investment.