Benefits of Agro-Processing

a. Enhanced agricultural productivity and increased farm household incomes

b.Yearround availability of affordable safe and nutritious food

c.Job creation for rural and urban youth

d.Production of fortified foods for vulnerable groups in society.

e.Establishment of indigenous food standards

f.Large quantities of agricultural “waste” produced in one location which can be transformed into useful products such as animal feed.

g. Reduce importation of similar or foreign foods and conserve foreign exchange

h. Export to sub-Saharan countries with inadequate resources for agriculture