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The Cassava Transformation: Africa's Best-Kept Secret

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Publisher Comments:

Cassava is Africa's second most important food crop. The cassava transformation that is now underway in West Africa is fueled by new high yielding TMS varieties that have transformed cassava from a low-yielding, famine-reserve crop to a high-yielding cash crop for both rural and urban consumers. The book highlights the role of cassava as a "poverty fighter" by increasing cassava productivity and driving down the cost of cassava in rural and urban diets.

Book News Annotation:

As head of the Nigerian-based Collaborative Study of Cassava in Africa (COSCA), Nweke (visiting, agricultural economics, Michigan State U.) traces the myths hindering a major African food crop and research yielding new varieties rendering cassava (aka: manioc, tapioca, yucca) a powerful poverty-fighter. Includes tables and figures on production factors, methodological notes, and a list of COSCA reports.
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Synopsis:

Cassava is Africa's "poverty fighter" and second most important food crop. This book discusses Cassava's real role and traces research over the past 65 years. The "Cassava transformation" that is now underway in Africa has changed this traditional, reserve crop to a high-yield cash crop. However, Cassava is being neglected by governments and donor agencies because of myths and half-truths about its nutritional value and role in farm systems.

About the Author

Felix I. Nweke is a Visiting Professor of Agricultural Economics and African Studies at Michigan State University.

Dunstan S. C. Spencer is Associate Director of Agricultural Programs in the Rockefeller Foundation.

John K. Lynam is associate Director of the Food Security Division, Rockefeller Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya. He is author of The Cassava Transformation and an editor of Transformation of Educational Research Systems.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870136023
Editor:
Nweke, Felix I.
Editor:
Lynam, John K.
Editor:
Nweke, Felix I.
Editor:
Lynam, John K.
Editor:
Spencer, Dunstan S. C.
Author:
Nweke, Felix I.
Author:
Lynam, John K.
Author:
Spencer, Dunstan S. C.
Editor:
Spencer, Dunstan S. C.
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Location:
East Lansing
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Cassava.
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - Tropical Agriculture
Subject:
Agriculture - Tropical Agriculture
Subject:
COSCA (Project)
Subject:
Cassava - Africa
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
61-62
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
273
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Agronomy
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Tropical Agriculture

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Cassava is Africa's "poverty fighter" and second most important food crop. This book discusses Cassava's real role and traces research over the past 65 years. The "Cassava transformation" that is now underway in Africa has changed this traditional, reserve crop to a high-yield cash crop. However, Cassava is being neglected by governments and donor agencies because of myths and half-truths about its nutritional value and role in farm systems.

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