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cassava

(kă-sah′vă) [Sp. cazabe]
A group of perennial herbs of the genus Manihot. The plant is one of the most efficient converters of solar energy to carbohydrate. The root of M. esculenta provides an excellent source of starch and can thrive in poor, dry, acid soils. To be suitable for eating, the root is processed by one of several methods to remove or control the amount of cyanide present. Tapioca is made from cassava.
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Cassava requires annual rainfall between 1000 and 3000mm, but can tolerate low rainfall if the rainfall is well distributed throughout the growth period (Lebot, 2009).
Although cassava is known to be high in cyanide, new and improved cassava varieties have been found to be in low cyanide levels.
That is why samples of gari with cyanide concentrations above 10 mg of HCN/kg are from areas where the cassava mash is fermented for less than 12 hours [14].
Northern Mindanao was the top-producing region in the country, accounting for 41 percent of the national cassava output during the period.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had been sponsoring a project called Building A Sustainable Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS), in Nigeria since 2016, in order to make cassava sustainable.
It is at this recreational park that Mr Hassan Juma has been selling cassava products for 40 years.
"It has cassava, sorghum, millet, arrowroots, pumpkins and bananas," she said.
In its quarterly report on the performance of agriculture sector published recently, the PSA said cassava production declined by 5.6 percent to 514,230 metric tons in the January-to-March period, from last year's 544,750 MT.
Our correspondent says the organization is a conglomeration of Smallholder Cassava farmers in the county.
Two age-matched (within 5 years) controls for each case-patient were selected from among neighbors of case-patients who had eaten cassava during September 1-9 but did not develop vomiting or diarrhea.
Though the 2018-2019 season cassava harvests are expected to be completed by the end of this month, the ministry's General Department of Agriculture informed local exporters of cassava products to be well prepared before exporting to Thailand.