Cassava can become Africa's new cash crop

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from The Guardian
Published on 28 Mar 2013 View Original

Cassava is abundant in sub-Saharan Africa, and could be an ideal crop to improve food security for millions of people

Cassava is crucial to the food security of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa, but historically it hasn't had quite the same level of attention or research that maize, rice and wheat have. That is now starting to change, with new varieties of the plant addressing some of its nutritional and physiological shortcomings and helping to transform cassava into an African cash crop with a more versatile role to play in development.

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