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Cassava Cultivation Manual: Ultimate Guide For Sustainable Growing & Harvesting Techniques For Beginners (Paperback)

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Growing cassava, a starchy root crop that provides a significant amount of carbohydrates for millions of people in tropical and subtropical countries, is what is meant by "cassava farming." Cassava, or Manihot esculenta, is a key food staple in many regions across the world, particularly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Some fundamentals of cassava growing are as follows:
1. Cassava does not yield viable seeds, so it is normally cultivated via stem cuttings or planting stakes. These cuttings are planted by farmers in carefully prepared fields with good drainage.
2. Cassava plants can be harvested anywhere from 8 to 24 months after planting, depending on the cultivar and environmental factors. When the plant is ripe, the root is collected for human consumption. In various parts of the world, the cassava plant's leaves are also consumed.
3. Cassava's adaptability means it can serve many purposes. It can be eaten raw, cooked, steamed, fried, or processed into flour, starch, or tapioca. It's a flexible crop that provides sustenance for many of people.
4. Nutritional Value: Cassava is a decent source of carbohydrates but lacks large levels of key elements like protein and vitamins. It's great for keeping you going, but you still need to eat a variety of things to stay healthy.
5. Economic Importance: Cassava farming can be economically important for both small-scale and commercial producers. It's important to the economy and food supply of many areas because of this.
6. Low yields and susceptibility to pests and illnesses are two problems that might arise during cassava production. It's also vulnerable to dry weather.
7. Cassava root contains potentially poisonous cyanogenic chemicals, which can be removed after processing. This processing may include peeling, soaking, and cooking to make cassava suitable for food.
8. There are many different types of cassava, some of which are bitter and need to be processed thoroughly before they are acceptable to eat, while others are sweet and may be eaten straight from the stove.
Many people in poor nations rely on income from cassava farming to ensure their families' nutritional wellbeing and financial stability. It's a lifeline crop for a lot of people, and it might help solve food insecurity issues in places where it's cultivated. Many agricultural and development groups, however, are focused on finding solutions to the crop's problems and increasing its yields.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798872444176
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: December 20th, 2023
Pages: 82
Language: English
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