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  The Current Climate

  • Climate change and conflict are disrupting our food systems like never before! 
  • According to NASA, the yields of grains like maize are projected to plummet by as much as 24% between 2020 and 2030.
  • Unlike wheat and maize that are intolerant to heat and water stress, alternatives like cassava are more climate resilient. 
  • Cassava is also indigenous to the tropics — a region in which these grains are heavily imported.
  • In addition to its local potential, cassava is gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free, and maintains a similar taste profile to wheat-based options — properties that make it extremely valuable to consumers globally. 


  • Despite cassava’s climate-resilience as well its incredible health and taste benefits, the tuber spoils only 3 days after harvest, with over 50% of the global annual harvest lost on average. Consequently, a majority of the 20 million cassava farmers in the world today, 75% of whom are women, live on under a dollar a day per capita income.

  Our Innovation

  • At CassVita, we have invented a breakthrough biotechnology for increasing the shelf-life of cassava from 3 days to 18 months. With our technology, farmers lose 0% of their harvest and are able to increase their incomes. We have also innovated on a proprietary methodology for processing cassava into grain alternative products, which in turn, creates a market for cassava farmers.
  • These innovations enable us to offer indigenous, climate-resilient alternatives at scale, building resilience in the face of a dire food insecurity crisis and creating wealth for local farmers. 


Cassava Flour

Our shelf-life extension technology enables us to minimize variable cost — significantly contributed by post-harvest loss — and offer this cassava-based flour alternative to food businesses at a price that is competitive to that of wheat. We contribute to economic prosperity in Africa by substituting imported wheat — that has become scarce due to supply chain disruptions triggered by conflict — with this indigenous alternative. 

Cassava Fufu

Before launching the flour product, we initially launched a specialty category, cassava powder. This superfood can be reconstructed with water to make fufu  a staple African cuisine, which we sell as a consumer product. By adding value to cassava through this innovative product, we ensure that local farmers get real value for their crops. 

A Family From
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Income Increase

Thoughts From Experts

Our CEO shares thoughts on innovation and impact at TEDxMIT.


We have been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, MIT News, Harvard News, to name a few.