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Research topic: Evaluation of drying processing technologies for the production, quality and Shelf-life of cashew apple juice concentrate.
The outcomes of this research can be applied towards the creation of new avenues for the utilization of cashew fruits and in extension other fruits, in an effective manner by commercial fruit farmers. About 500, 000 metric tonnes, worth N50 billion of cashew fruits rot annually in Nigeria due to inadequate processing technology (Cashew Producers Association of Nigeria, CPAN). Nigeria is the fourth largest producer of cashew in the world producing a total of 220, 000 metric tonnes of cashews out of the world's total of 2.1 million metric tonnes in 2017 (National Cashew Association of Nigeria, NCAN). Cashew has a vast potential to take many Nigerians out of poverty and in order for this crop to be harnessed, post-harvest losses must be addressed as these wastages/losses reduces the household income (NCAN). Value addition to cashew fruits as a way of preventing these losses/wastages in Nigeria is needed. Therefore the production of juice concentrates from cashew apple fruit at industrial scale will reduce these post-harvest losses as concentrates are easier to handle during storage and transportation.
The outcomes of this research can also be published on local Journals thereby making positive contribution in the field of Agriculture and for reference purposes in Nigeria. The new scientific knowledge will be applied by researchers, Agricultural Institutes, corporations and cashew farmers so as to bring about value addition, reduce post-harvest losses, increase agricultural productivity and achieve sustainable food security.