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Kenya: Gluten-free cassava flour for a niche market

Duration : 4min 59sec | Posted : 02/14/2017 | Channel : Nutrition
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Elizabeth GIKEBE, 26 years, is a software developer. She is processing gluten free cassava flour and cassava starch, targeted at consumers allergic to gluten.
When processing cassava, the main product is cassava flour, but Elizabeth also uses the by-products. The waste is used as animal feed, and she also makes glue from cassava starch, which is used by her company for packaging. Elizabeth produces 25 to 30 tonnes of cassava flour every month, from the cassava supplied by around 40 farmers in the region.
According to Elizabeth, “the secret to success is just believing in yourself and believe that you can do anything. Whatever idea you have just try and execute that idea”.