The United States of America is preparing to fund ground-breaking research on garri production to help West Africans improve their nutritional status.
The US Mission in Nigeria announced this on Twitter on Thursday.
The US Department of Agriculture and the American Soybean Association are assisting West African researchers to market soy flour, according to the mission.
It tweeted, “The United States is funding breakthrough research on garri production to support nutritional improvement in West Africa.
“U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Soybean Association are supporting West African researchers to commercialize using soy flour in processing garri – undoubtedly Nigeria’s most popular staple food.
“This innovative research is leading to scientific breakthroughs with huge potential to reduce iron deficiency anaemia & protein-energy malnutrition.”