Monday, 20 May 2013

Obasanjo shares 40% cassava bread with African leaders



*African leaders share 40 percent cassava bread. The Goodwill Ambassador for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo (left); former President of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa (next to Obasanjo from left); Tanzania’s President, Dr Mrisho Jakaya Kikwete (dressed in red tie and holding cassava bread); and IITA Director for Eastern Africa, Dr Victor Manyong (far right); having a taste of the 40 percent cassava bread during the inauguration of IITA Science Building in Dar es Salaam
Former Nigeria’s President ,Olusegun Obasanjo, took the  40 percent cassava flour inclusion in bread to Tanzania recently as he urged the Tanzania President to promote the use of cassava in confectioneries in his country to transform agriculture.
He noted that the use of cassava flour in bread would stimulate the demand for the root crop, create jobs and, more importantly, make farmers proud.
Obasanjo who is the Goodwill Ambassador for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) was in Tanzania for the  inauguration of  the IITA Science Building in Dar es Salaam.
Former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo and the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency, Dr Mrisho Jakaya Kikwete, eat bread baked with 40 percent cassava flour to show their endorsement.

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