Large scale cassava production can be enriched with local vegetable proteins to prevent incident of malnutrition among the teeming masses particularly where the product is assumed a staple diet.

Professor of food Process Technology and Product Development, Mathew Oluwamukomi made the remark on Tuesday in Akure while delivering the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, 139 inaugural lecture Tagged “Value Addition: A sine Qua Non for Sustainable food and Health Security”

Professor Oluwamukomi who harped on the inherent nutrients in cassava consumption opined that cassava production in the nation should be enriched with vegetable sources such as soyabean, melon, peanut, groundnut among others for body growth.

He urged Cassava producers to indulge in value addition so as to increase their earnings and not allow middle men to buy off their products cheaply.

Earlier, FUTA Vice chancellor, Professor Joseph Fuwape represented by Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Philip Oguntunde lauded the research work of Professor Oluwamukomi.

Dignitaries at the event included the chairman of Ekiti State traditional ruler and Onisan of isan ekiti, Oba Gabriel Adejuwon, FUTA former vice chancellor, Professor Adebisi Balogun among others.

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