1. This guide is the first on the practical application of FAO's "Save and Grow" model of agriculture to specific smallholder crops and farming systems. It comes as cassava production intensifies worldwide, and growers shift from traditional cultivation practices to monocropping, higher-yielding...
  2. The purpose of this book is to present a strategy for increasing the income of small farmers and generating socioeconomic development in tropical regions. The strategy consists of setting up an integrated development project for catalyzing technical, financial, and organizational resources so...
  3. This book describes the crop and its uses and the technology available for its production and processing.
  4. Cassava is Africa's "poverty fighter" and second most important food crop. This book discusses Cassava's real role and traces research over the past 65 years. The "Cassava transformation" that is now underway in Africa has changed this traditional, reserve crop to a high-yield cash crop. However,...
  5. Biological control of the cassava mealybug involved the classical approach, from foreignexploration, biological studies, mass rearing, and release to monitoring and impact studies. The special attention given to quanfity observations on all trophic levels in a holistic approach transformed the...
  6. Improvements to traditional storage systems for fresh yam tubers are possible. These must begin at the time of harvesting when tubers should be handled carefully so that uninjured tubers can be put into storage. Small technical improvments to keep away pests, to improve the climate in storage and...
  7. 1995-01-01 Sound crop and soil management such as the use of fertilizers and lime, pest and disease control, optimum planting densities and patterns, selection of appropriate crop varieties among others are fundamental to diminish soil erosion and achieve greate ryields. From the study it may be concluded...
  8. This manual contains information on Production constraints, Strategies, Post Harvest Technology and Research on Cassava in Africa.
  9. 2016-01-25 Some tropical crops contain cyanogenic glycosides, toxic substances that release hydrocyanic acid (HCN; also referred to as cyanide or prussic acid) when cells are crushed. Consuming these plants without cooking them can cause cyanide poisoning, with varying effects depending on cyanide levels...
  10. 2015-02-16 Tropical root and tuber crops are consumed as staples in parts of the tropics and should be considered for their potential to produce impressive yields in small spaces. They provide valuable options for producing food under challenging growing conditions. Cassava and taro, for instance, are...