This study was carried out to examine the
effects of cassava processing on co-operative member’s
income in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers
State. A total of 50 respondents from five selected cassava
processing co-operative societies in Obio/Akpor Local
Government Area were sampled. Data collected through
a well structured questionnaire and personal interview.
The specific objectives were to evaluate the effects of
cassava processing on co-operative members income,
identify the socio-economic characteristics of members.
Identify the cassava processing methods and products,
examine the costs and returns implications on members
income and identify possible constraints against cassava
processing in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area. data
collected were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools,
regression analysis was carried out to determine the
relationship between cost of processing and revenue of
members and the null hypothesis tested. The results
showed that a 1% increase in cost of processing will result
into (5.282) decrease in annual revenue, as about 86% of
variation in annual cost of production were due to cost of
processing. There is processing and annual revenue.
However, processing into production like starch, pellets
increased annual revenue of co-operative members more
than garri and fufu. Constraints to cassava processing,
includes, lack of finance, high cost of input, lack of access
to credit, poor prices, poor power supply etc
Keywords : Effects, Cassava Processing, Co-Operative Members, Income.