YAP Proposal #417: Groundnut oil and cakes (Mercy Haruna, Nigeria)

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MercyHaruna

My Name is Mercy Haruna Wakawa. I’m from Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria. I was born on the 25th of April, 1986. I studied Food Science and Technology B. Sc. (Hons) from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.

I’m a simple businesswoman who has taken up agriculture not just as the area of doing business but also as a way of life. I’m the CEO of Confianza Global Resources (Food Production and Processing Services) located at Number B8 State low cost Biu Borno State, Nigeria.

I have a cottage nut oil industry currently employing 2 young women and 2 young men. We have processing machines of 2 tons per day capacity that process groundnuts into groundnut oil, groundnut cake and sludge.

The Industry processes on average 0.5 tons of groundnuts per day due to inconsistency in power supply which has affected the output and the availability of…

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