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  • Nigerian-US university partnership for mango, cashew processing

    Apr 25th, 2016

    In Ogbomoso, Nigeria, large quantities of mango and cashew nuts are produced. Now the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology based there, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Wisconsin-Stout to process the fruits. The vice chancellor of LAUTECH, Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, said the university decided to find a way to preserve the fruits which were seasonal in order to add value to them.

    He said, ”We recognise that mangoes are in season now but a large number of them perish, as do cashews and we have to do something to add value to them.”  Prof. Femi Adekola, who is the Dean of College of Management, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA and others from the same university are in Nigeria to discuss how to add value to these fruits.