Sub-saharan africa produces more than 50 percent of the world's cassava (aka manioc, tapioca, and yucca), but mainly as a subsistence crop consumed by about 500 million africans every day, it is the second most important source of carbohydrate in sub-saharan africa, after maize. Cassava is usually intercropped with vegetables, plantation crops (such as coconut, oil palm, and coffee), yam, sweet potato, melon, maize, rice, groundnut, or other legumes the application of fertilizer remains limited among small-scale farmers due to the high cost and lack of availability. A cassava farm in nigeria, which is the world's largest producer of the crop credit: cornell university for breeders of cassava, a staple food for hundreds of millions in the tropics, producing.
Cassava (manihot esculenta spp esculenta) is a starch-containing root crop of worldwide importance as food, feed and non-food products ()more than 70% of this production is in the subtropical and tropical regions between 30° n and 30° s of africa, latin america and asia by small-scale farmers. Better known to americans as tapioca, the pudding favorite is produced from the roots of this bush-like plant but the crop can have deadly consequences if prepared incorrectly, the cassava plant can. Cassava, the king crop 21 may 2007 the international institute of tropical agriculture (iita) is an africa-based international research-for-development organization, established in 1967, and governed by a board of trustees. The cassava plant gives the highest yield of food energy per cultivated area per day among crop plants, except possibly for sugarcane cassava roots are very rich in starch, and contain.
Compared with amber waves of grain or the blond tresses of a field of ripe corn, cassava is an inglorious workhorse of a crop, a few spindly red stems sprouting from a clutch of brown tubers. Cassava: manihot esculenta cassava (manihot esculenta) which belongs to the family euphorbiaceae is a robust productive starchy root crop that is grown clonally almost entirely within the tropics, grown chiefly as a food. Cassava is planted on mounds or ridges to enhance soil aeration if the soil is poorly drained soils, but in wall drained soils, cassava is grown on flat seed bed, it has this as an advantage over other food crop except rice. Cassava, originally from brazil, is a staple root crop throughout the tropics where it is used in a variety of dishes cassava is grown overwhelmingly for its roots and is found in markets throughout the country where immigrants from tropical regions of the world shop (.
Cassava cassava cassava, or manioc (manihot esculenta ), is a root crop native to tropical america that is now consumed by millions of people throughout the tropics, and is used in food preparation in many industrialized processes. The next generation cassava breeding project promises to substantially increase the rate of genetic improvement in cassava breeding and unlock the full potential of cassava, a staple crop central to food security and livelihoods across africa. Cassava (manihot esculenta) production is vital to the economy of nigeria as the country is the world's largest producer of the commodity the crop is produced in 24 of the country's 36 states. Mealybug colonies affecting the cassava crop a study recently featured in the journal biological control illuminates how a lopezi now also drives down mealybug populations in cassava crops in southern vietnam. The spacing between plants will depend on whether cassava is grown as a sole crop or with other crops (intercropping) if cassava is being grown alone, plants should be planted 1 meter apart from each other.
Cassava research tuesday, 06 september 2011 what is cassava cassava is a root crop that serves as the primary food source for more than 750 million people each day. Climate and soil requirement for cassava cultivation:- cassava is a tropical root crop, requiring at least 8 months of warm weather to produce a crop it can be grown in extremes of rainfall it can be grown in extremes of rainfall. Cassava, is originally the fourth most important source of calories in the developing world after the cereal crops wheat, maize, and rice worldwide, it feeds an estimated 700 million people directly or indirectly.
Also known as manioc and yuca, cassava is a tropical root plant used in asia, africa and south america because it's plentiful and inexpensive. A cassava revolution could feed the world's hungry a cassava crop is perennial—after maturing for at least eight months roots can be harvested for a few years new plants grow easily from. The market for cassava is on the rise as more uses for the crop are being discovered in mozambique and ghana, dadtco has partnered one of the world's largest breweries, to create cassava beer this has replaced the popular ingredient, malted barley with cassava cake.
A plant which is a staple food crop for millions of people across africa is at risk from disease as regional temperatures rise, scientists say the plant, cassava, is a significant source of food. Cassava, the next premier crop agriculture permanent secretary julius shawa said the country has found alternative use for excess cassava produced in the country. Like other crops, cassava can suffer from serious pest and disease problems that reduce yields but being a long-season crop that is exposed to these problems over a long period, it is hardly ever economic, nor effective, to control these problems through frequent applications of pesticides.