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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Cassava is adapted to growing on poor degraded soils and can tolerate low pH, high levels of exchangeable aluminum and low concentrations of phosphorus (Howeler, 2002), conditions that typically limit crop growth.
Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a perennial crop, it grows well in the tropical poor soil and can withstand drought.
For the Bangui university scientists, one solution lies with the green shoots of cassava - also known as manioc - growing in their lab.
In its latest quarterly bulletin, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said cassava production fell seven percent to 751,460 metric tons (MT) as some farm areas shifted back to yellow corn production because of the strict quality standard of buyers of cassava chips while other areas were kept in fallow to regain soil fertility.
The five-man audit team, led by Loretta Byrnes, that visited the council at Sheda in Abuja, expressed satisfaction, especially over the council's cassava seed tracker and other innovations.
And as they relax, they buy a packet of cassava crisps or fried cassava, seasoned with red chilli and lemon juice.
She enrolled for a three-month course in nutrition in a village women's group where she learnt how to dry cassava and mill it to make flour.
Philippine cassava output continued to decline in the first quarter, as the lack of buyers due to low demand from feed manufacturers forced planters to shift to other crops, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said in a report.
A local organization under the banner 'National Cassava Producers Union of Liberia' (NCPU-L) has been officially launched in Gbarnga, Bong County.
Cassava (Manihot esculenta), an edible tuberous root that is resistant to drought, diseases, and pests, is a major source of carbohydrates in tropical areas, the second most widely grown and consumed food in Uganda after bananas, and a staple in the diet for approximately 57% of the Uganda population (Figure 1) (1).
The move may impact Cambodian cassava exports, which rely mostly on the Thai market, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Indonesia is a country which rich in cassava plants and is the fourth largest cassava producer in the world as reported by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
Currently, cassava is also used as a raw material for ethanol production in various countries including Thailand.