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. But it is also an important animal feed, and it has several significant industrial uses. Cassava is a perennial crop, originated in Brazil with Central America and introduced to Sri Lanka in the Dutch.
Cassava is primarily grown for its roots but all of the plant can be used. The roots are hand-harvested. The upper parts of the stems with the leaves are cut off before harvesting the roots. The plant requires at least 10 months when irrigated to produce a crop. However, when it is grown under rain fed conditions, it takes at least 15 months before harvest. Average yield per ha: Cassava yields.
Cassava is one of the world's most important food crops, providing quality carbohydrates in tropical regions where grains and potatoes grow poorly if at all. The roots, also known as manioc or yucca, can be stored for long periods in the ground as a hedge against famine.
Cassava (Manihot Esculenta) is a popular crop grown in tropical regions. Cassava production in Nigeria is largely by subsistence farming and Nigeria is currently the largest producer of cassava in the world. It is the most extensively cultivated crop in the southern part of the country; it contributes largely to the country’s Gross Domestic Production (GDP) and a major source of income to.
Manihot esculenta is widely grown in sub-Saharan Africa providing food security and a source of income for subsistence farmers, many of whom are women. Cassava is an adaptable tropical crop.
At the coastal, eastern and western regions cassava was ranked second, fifth and first respectively relative to other food crops. The western region had more improved cassava varieties than the.
Cassava is an important staple food crop for many people in Uganda especially West Nile, Northern and Eastern Uganda. It is also widely grown in other parts of the country such as Kasese as a.
Eating cassava regularly prevents you from many types of cancer and also enhance the good digestive system. Cassava also helps in treating diarrhea, and the rheumatic diseases. Consuming cassava is also beneficial for good eye health, hair health, and skin health. Cassava is also used as home remedy for curing headaches and fever. It also heals.