Business Advisory Center (BAC)

Cassava/Gari Processing

GEA/Action Aid Alternative Livelihood Skills Training is a 5-day training program for women in (Gari Processing).

Gari is one of many different kinds of food products that can be produced from fresh cassava roots, it is dry, crispy, creamy-white and granular.

Gari production is a low-cost and largely traditional process and can be done on a small scale and it is one of the popular foods in west Africa.

The Objective Of Training!

  • As a source of livelihood for the participants
  • To serve as income generation for the poor women in the community.
  • To reduce unemployment.
  • To enhance gender equality
  • To empower the Gari producers to have control in all situation of producing Gari and to learn the behaviors and principles involve in training process.

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These are some of the needed materials in Gari processing.

  • Plastic rubber
  • Firewood
  • Frying Pan
  • Plastic pan
  • Knifes
  • Bamboo sifter
  • Fresh cassava roots
  • Roasting stove

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    • Recap of the activities
    • Increase the pressure of the press until a cake is obtained
    • Sifting the cassava cake


  • Difficulty in accessing grinding machines
  • Transportation
  • Inadequate capital
  • Accommodation
  • Feeding of beneficiaries
  • Criteria for selecting beneficiaries

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Vegetable Farming Training

Vegetable farming is the process of growing crops, such as garden eggs, pepper, carrot, cabbage etc. The farming of vegetable can be for human consumption and also to generate income for the farmers.

GEA-ACTION AID is using vegetable farming as a means of job creation for and income generation for the farmers involve in the training process.


  • To impact modern for knowledge and skills the trainees
  • To gain best culture and practice of vegetable farming
  • Trainees to see farming as business and not only occupation
  • Farmers to understand the health benefit of farming

DawaDawa Processing Training

Dawadawa processing is essential to add the nutritional components of our diets and an avenue of creating opportunities of our teaming unemployed youth especially, for the marginalized. The reasons we considered it livelihood empowerment project.The seed is getting extinct, the reason for the inclusion of the Soya bean as an alternative nutritional component in the production of food and its Natural flavor. However, the       use of Dawadawa is inevitable, hence its inclusion. Due to the blend of the theoretical and practical aspect of the training, trainee grasped full content of the training and has demonstrated her readiness to commence dawadawa business on her own.


  • To empower the trainee with knowledge and skills to create a sustainable job for her.
  • To serve as income generation for her to complement ACTIONAIDs efforts toward supporting women in poor communities.
  • To reduce unemployment.
  • To enhance gender equality
  • To demystify the assertion that dawadawa processing is reserved for only the aged


The methodology includes the collection of dawadawa and soya beans, separating bad dawadawa and soya beans, boiling, pounding in the case of dawadawa seed and dehulling in the case of soya beans and re-boiling and fermentation for the both cereals and drying.

Participants were able to learn and understand the process of dawadawa making and can now start business on their own and can also produce dawadawa for consumption and for sale to generate income Dated:1-6 December 2022

  • Iron pot
  • Cold pot
  • Firewood
  • Charcoal
  • Plastic perforated baskets
  • Rubber basket, calabash for fermentation
  • Dawadawa seeds
  • Mortal and pestle for pounding
  • Flour(natural)


  • Getting all the needed materials
  • Separating bad cereals
  • Identifying quality grains
  • Timing
  • Boiling
  • Re-boiling
  • Fermentation


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