By Rory J Hillocks, J M Thresh, Anthony Bellotti
Cassava is a huge tropical tuber crop came across through the tropics (India, Oceania, Africa and Latin America). Hitherto, there was no unmarried textual content masking all facets of cassava biology, creation and usage. This booklet fills that hole, representing the 1st complete study point evaluation of this major staple crop. Chapters are written by means of best specialists during this box from all continents. The e-book is acceptable for these operating and gaining knowledge of in cassava, in either built and constructing international locations, in addition to complex scholars.
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Certainly there are some inherent complexities in mechanization.
Year Cassava production (t) LAC Argentina Bolivia Brazil Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua Paraguay Peru Suriname Trinidad and Tobago Venezuela 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 28,229,148 28,139,000 28,180,385 21,847,888 1,554,700 28,221,100 28,325,000 28,292,514 28,194,794 28,223,322 32,539,100 28,265,000 32,536,554 28,217,188 32,532,115 28,272,680 2,610,000 28,485,443 32,532,659 32,532,000 28,324,733 30,695,572 28,148,300 28,424,248 23,499,960 1,260,390 28,240,000 28,305,000 28,297,836 28,131,190 28,227,887 32,539,832 28,290,000 32,537,400 32,517,021 30,695,907 28,256,000 3,467,700 28,537,033 32,533,855 30,695,717 28,317,776 31,275,691 28,150,000 28,414,598 24,530,780 1,645,213 28,283,610 28,300,000 28,137,422 28,290,279 28,232,080 28,214,000 28,335,000 32,538,215 28,212,111 30,695,386 28,252,000 2,584,900 28,410,693 32,533,058 32,531,107 28,381,069 32,530,441 28,160,000 28,295,700 25,315,620 1,751,899 28,125,000 28,250,000 28,136,821 28,275,683 28,232,495 28,215,952 28,300,000 32,538,730 28,217,447 32,531,688 28,251,500 3,054,394 28,547,439 32,537,000 30,695,696 28,299,233 28,749,602 28,165,000 28,400,006 20,171,600 1,956,051 28,119,470 28,250,000 28,155,755 28,138,172 28,230,000 28,216,000 28,320,000 28,210,081 28,214,972 32,531,100 28,251,000 3,500,000 28,885,100 32,534,000 32,531,400 28,487,685 Source: FAOSTAT, FAO (1999).
The results are evident in their highly productive systems, with yields averaging 17–20 t ha−1 and up to 19 30–35 t ha−1 in intensive systems in Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul states. This has been due mainly to better soils, larger farms and better managers, but also, to a strong demand by cassava processors for cheap raw material, expanding production technology demand and adoption. Colombia Perhaps the Latin American country with the highest agroecological diversity, Colombia hosts a wide range of systems for cassava cultivation and utilization.