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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, Cassava is being neglected by governments and donor agencies because of myths and half-truths about its nutritional value and role in farm systems.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: Michigan State University Press
  • ISBN-10: 087013602
  • Dewey Decimal: 633.682
  • ECHO Library: 633.682 NWE