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On The Implementation Of The Nigeria Bio-Economy Framework/ Cassava Bio-Ethanol Project Pilot South-South Region Held At Orchid Hotel, Asaba On 8th -9th August 2023.

The South-South Regional Sensitization workshop held in Orchid Hotel, Asaba was organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning as part of the ongoing Awareness/sensitization of critical stakeholders and the public on the validated Nigeria Bio-Economy Framework and the Implementation of the Cassava Bioethanol Pilot Project aimed at driving more inclusive partnership among the critical stakeholders and for the seamless implementation of the Nigeria Bio-Economy Programme. The South-South regional Workshop was the last of the Regional Sensitization Workshop organized as a follow up to the previous ones organized in Enugu for South-east, Kefi, Nasarawa State for North Central States, Kano, Kano State for North-west, Ibadan for South-West Region, Yola, Adamawa State for North-East Region, and Asaba for the South-South Region. The Nigeria Bio[1]Economy Program is designed to leverage Bio-resources including cassava to produce Bioethanol and other cassava derivatives including Industrial Starch, Pharmaceutical, Starch, High Quality Cassava Flour HQCF Chips, sorbitol, Animal feeds and Ethanol. The sensitization workshop drawn participants from the Six South-South states Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, and Rivers States with players from top Government Functionaries, the Agribusiness sector, Academia, Government at all levels including representatives of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Cassava Farmers all the six states were in attendance. (See details in the Workshop Attendance)