Improvement in the Processing of Cassava by Small Scale Farmers in Jesse Community, Nigeria: An Action Research

The findings of a participatory action research programme on promoting the improvement of cassava processing by small scale farmers in Jesse community of Delta State in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, is presented in this paper. In the first section, a conceptual framework is provided, which can be used to examine the challenges of improving the processing of cassava by small scale farmers in rural communities of the Niger Delta region. The methodology of the participatory action research is discussed in the second section, while the third part discussed the baseline situation of cassava processing by small scale farmers in Jesse community. The key components of the intervention activities is examined in the fourth section and the fifth section presents the outcome of the intervention.