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The Current Climate

  • Climate change is projected to reduce yields of grains like maize by as much as 24% in the next 10 years.
  • Unlike wheat and maize that are intolerant to heat and water stress, alternatives like cassava are more climate resilient.
  • In addition, cassava is gluten-free and has a similar taste profile to wheat-based options.

Problem

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 build resilience across food value chains by offering a climate-resilient alternative from cassava at scale, which is critical in combating food insecurity.

OUR PRODUCTS

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 at a price that is competitive with wheat.

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.

A Family From
The Roots

1700
Farmers in network
95
%
Women
400
%
Income Increase

Thoughts From Experts

Our CEO shares thoughts on innovation and impact at TEDxMIT.

CASSVITA IS MAKING WAVES

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

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