As part of policy to explore all facets of agricultural value chains, the management of Lentus Foods, an agro-allied firm located at Ugo community in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo State plans to cultivate 500 hectares of cassava farm by 2015 fiscal year.

Donatus Imaghodor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company gave the hint in Benin City during the inspection of the cassava farmland already cultivated by the establishment by officials of the Edo State Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA).

Lentus Foods, which is into processing of cassava flour, starch, odourless fufu, Bendel garri and plantain flour, plans to introduce the “garri flake” which is a blend of garri, milk, sugar and milo, to the market by 2015 to ease students’ expenses on food.