cassava


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Synonyms for cassava

a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant

cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching

any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch

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a strong passion to build the cassava processing factories across agricultural region, and during our discussion they said they already had money from a bank for the investment,' Sokhon said yesterday.
CASSAVA TO THE RESCUEC For the Bangui university scientists, one solution lies with the green shoots of cassava - also known as manioc - growing in their lab.
He had gone to his farm to harvest some cassava and he was with one other person.
Dr Teresia Munga said they are breeding varieties that are resistant to cassava mosaic disease and cassava brown streak disease.
The HIGAB boss who himself is a blind person, also says apart from the cassava project in Northwestern Liberia, the organization is currently renovating a ten - classroom elementary school building in order to meet the educational needs of blind children of the organization.
In its latest quarterly bulletin, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said cassava production improved two percent to 619,830 metric tons (MT).
The GMD also allayed fears of any possible negative impact of the plant on the supply of cassava-based foods for human consumption, stressing that the cassava that would be used for the biofuel project was a special breed that would not be in competition for human consumption or interfere with the activities of farmers cultivating other breeds of cassava or indeed other crops.
On average, the cassava root processing results in approximately 30% of wastewater, which is improperly eliminated, contaminating the soil and groundwater (Almeida, Silva, Lima, Almeida, & Zacharias, 2009).
But RIPE's real aim is to improve the yields of food crops such as cassava and cowpeas, which are important sources of calories and protein in many poor countries.
Currently there is limited information about the adaptability of cassava genotypes at different times of harvesting (TOH).
Seed sector professionals have said that businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers significantly raise their productivity.
Biofortified vitamin A "yellow" cassava can help address the adverse health effects of vitamin A deficiency.
One of the most significant crops for food security and the main food source of several countries in Africa and Asia is cassava (Manihot escalenta Crantz L.