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Cassava (Manihot esculenta), also called manioc, yuca, balinghoy or kamoteng kahoy (in the Philippines), mogo (in Africa), mandioca, tapioca-root (predominantly in India) and manioc root, a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) family native to South America, is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates. It differs from the similarly spelled yucca, an unrelated fruit-bearing shrub in the Asparagaceae family. Cassava, when dried to a powdery (or pearly) extract, is called tapioca; its fermented, flaky version is named garri.


Cassava is the third largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize. Cassava is a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for over half a billion people. It is one of the most drought tolerant crops, capable of growing on marginal soils. Nigeria is the world's largest producer of cassava, while Thailand is the largest exporting country of dried cassava.

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The Edo Government said on Tuesday that it would, in partnership with Elephant Group PLC, grow 1,155 hectares of cassava in the state. Governor Godwin ... Obaseki said the cassava project was in line with his administration's plan to create over 200,000 jobs in four years especially through agriculture.
Hong Kong-listed company Green Leader (Cambodia) signed a memorandum of understanding with the UN Development Program yesterday to develop Cambodia's cassava industry and make it more competitive. The MoU was signed a day after the company's groundbreaking ceremony for its first starch ...
The exhibition features artworks by the Koori Women's Group in Mogo, which provides a space for Aboriginal women or women with Aboriginal families of all ages, to come together and talk about their social and emotional health and well being. While creating their art, the women share stories about family ...
PHNOM PENH, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Green Leader (Cambodia) Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China's Hong Kong-based Green Leader Holdings Group, on Sunday began the construction of its first cassava processing plant in Cambodia's southeastern Kratie province. Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhay ...
Green Leader Holdings Group officially broke ground yesterday on the first cassava processing factory in the Snoul district of Kratie province, an initiative by the Hong Kong-based investment firm to make Cambodia's cassava industry commercially viable. Michael Tse, Green Leader CEO, said at the ...

Mogo Finance Technology's (TSX:MOGO) fourth quarter results arrived as advertised, says Nikhil Thadani, who maintains his “Speculative Buy” rating and 12-month target price of $12.00 on the stock. On Tuesday, Vancouver-based fintech company Mogo Finance released its financial and operating results ...
Having survived Whole30, I was fully prepared to cut out grains and gluten to find the answer to my prolonged GI distress, but then my health practitioner prescribed an elimination diet that also nixed corn, potato, and tree nuts. Identifying substitutes for 95% of my favorite foods was a snap, but I hit a brick ...
Bitcoin may be stuck in neutral but Mogo Finance Technology (TSX:MOGO) should pull out of the crypto-slump, thanks to growth in fee based revenue and a new product line, says analyst Nikhil Thadani of Mackie Research Capital. On Tuesday, the analyst reiterated his “Speculative Buy” rating and ...
The price for Bitcoin has fallen 6.4% to $7,458.11 so far on Thursday, now more than $12,000 from its peak in December. That hasn't stopped people from trading it, with over $5.2 billion in volume in the past 24 hours. For many, there is still a question as to how and where to trade Bitcoin. Mogo Finance ...
Cassava farmers in Ngora District and other parts of Teso are counting huge losses after their gardens got infected with the cassava brown streak virus, which has greatly reduced on the quantity and quality of their cassava yield. The farmers accuse officers of Operation Wealth Creation for supplying the ...
The price of cassava jumped sharply this year as many farmers who were fed up with low profits for several years in a row changed crops, thus decreasing the market's supply and raising the price. Last year during cassava harvesting season – traditionally from December to April – the price for 1 kilogram of ...
While cassava is a major staple crop indispensable to food security in Africa, it has received scant attention compared to other crops. Next Generation Cassava Breeding Project, a Cornell-led international project with 11 partner institutions across three different continents, addresses this gap in research ...
Ntoroko — One person has died and nine others are receiving treatment after they ate suspected poisonous cassava on Friday. Residents of Karugutu town council on Saturday were shocked when their colleagues started vomiting after eating suspected poisonous cassava flour that was bought from a ...
Through analysing plant genotypes and identifying cassava lines with desirable traits, such as resistance to cassava brown streak disease or high dry matter content, breeders also improved their ability to make selections based on genetics and probability without having to wait for seedlings to reach ...
A K4.4 million cassava value addition plant to be commissioned in Kalumbila this quarter of the year is expected to accelerate the value chain of the crop. Premiercon Starch, which is a Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC)'s cassava commercialisation funded project, is expected to create ...
Sequel to The Guardian's exclusive report on the implementation of the Cassava Bread Fund titled “Cassava Bread Fund Going The Way Of Failed Interventions,” published last year, the House of Representatives Committees on Agricultural Production & Services and Banking & Currency have begun ...

A research scientist, Paul Onyenekwe, has described the approval granted to two international agencies by a Nigerian regulatory agency to test run some genetically modified cassava in Nigeria as a welcome development. Mr. Onyenekwe, the President of Nigeria Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium, ...
Several questions asked by Nigerians on the safety of the cassava types for human consumption have remained unanswered. In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, the Managing Director, EagleGrip Farms, Olabanji Agboola, disclosed that there are three basic species-Tropical Manihot Esculenta ...
The NCGA president added that the proposal had been sent to the Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) for approval. Adewumi said that the target of the association was to produce two million tons of cassava valued at N54 billion, noting that about 20 tons and ...
Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon met on Monday with visiting US professors W. Ronnie Coffman and Max J. Pfeffer from Cornell University to discuss cooperation in a new project whose purpose is to yield disease-resilient, high yielding cassava. The programme is called Next Generation Cassava ...
If you've been following a Paleo diet or dallying in some recipes, you're probably already familiar with almond, coconut, and tapioca flour as baking alternatives. A new all-natural flour substitute is making the rounds, and we've provided you what you need to know! Cassava flour is becoming more popular and may just be ...
Tracking the numbers for Mogo Finance Technology Inc (MOGO.TO), we have spotted the PPO below the signal line. Traders may be checking this reading to see if a bearish move is in store. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement ...
Vancouver-based Mogo Finance Technology Inc. announced Wednesday that it plans to launch bitcoin trading for retail clients in the first quarter of 2018. Mogo customers will be able to trade the cryptocurrency within their existing accounts, making real-time buys and sells based on prices quoted by ...
A market leading performance in 2017 for Mogo Finance Technology (TSX:MOGO) could translate into more upside in 2018 because of sensible initiatives in the cryptocurrency area. In a research report to clients today, Thadani resumed coverage of Mogo with a “Speculative Buy” rating and one-year price ...
Some civic groups have criticised a decision of a government regulatory agency on genetically modified cassava. The Health of Mother Health Foundation, HOMEF, and its partners said the decision by the Nigerian Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, to grant permission for “Confined Field Trials, CFT, ...
Cassava is vital to the food security of millions of Africans who eat some form of the root crop daily. Although cassava breeders are making progress, they face significant challenges in developing disease-resistant varieties that also increase yield and respond to the needs of smallholder farmers and ...
“The Osara cassava city, is the first of its kind in Kogi State. It is the first city to be built under the Fair Agric Project (FAP). It will contain the entire value chain of Cassava, such as farmers, agro chemical and equipment dealers, extension agents, processors, and so on. The city will be powered with off grid ...
Despite opposition by some civic groups, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, said it is to carry out confined field trials, CFT, on genetically modified cassava. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, the Institute said it had received permission to carry out the research in ...
With demand for Cambodian cassava on the rise abroad, the government is calling on local and foreign investors to up their stakes in the nation's cassava industry. Speaking at a workshop on exporting cassava held yesterday in Phnom Penh, Mao Thora, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Commerce, ...
He said they will supply about 8,000 tonnes of organic cassava by the end of 2018 and will increase to 20,000 and 40,000 tonnes by 2020.
To boost the production of Cassava, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has commenced the training of 75 Women on ...
Today, Mr Kaputula, 68, is using the knowledge he acquired in the meteorological department to run a cassava starch processing plant.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Cassava brown streak disease can keep a cassava farmer awake at night. It can lead to complete crop loss, is difficult to ...
Luanda — Two cassava stem multiplication and vegetable growing micro-projects were launched in northeastern Lunda Norte province, under ...
Starch is a polysaccharide which is made up of glucose and is cache carbohydrate of the plant kingdom. The Starch granules are lays into the ...
Global Native Starch Market, Production & Forecast, By (Corn, Wheat, Cassava, Potato), By (Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, ROW) By ...
Hundreds of MoGo bikes were lined up outside Henry Ford Health System's One Ford Place headquarters in late May on the day of the MoGo ...
He said that these viruses had negatively affected cassava production in sub-Saharan Africa, adding that it would be disastrous if the federal ...
Cassava is an important edible root tropical plant. It does not only have an important economic value but also a high level of nutrients. Despite ...
Detroit's first public bike share, MoGo, launched this May with 43 stations from southwest to West Village, New Center to the Riverfront.
Detroit Bike Share, which launched MoGo in May, will waive the $8 fee for free 30-minute rides Sunday during the Open Streets Detroit festival.
The common cassava varieties grown are MH95/083, MM96/2480 and MM96/3567 from the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research ...
Zambian Breweries director corporate affairs Ezekiel Sekele said currently, the company has also increased the usage of cassava in its products from five percent to 40 percent. In an interview on Monday, Mr Sekele said the firm is also having discussions with experts with a view to increasing the usage of ...
Some civic groups have criticised a decision of a government regulatory agency on genetically modified cassava. The Health of Mother Health Foundation, HOMEF, and its partners said the decision by the Nigerian Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, to grant permission for “Confined Field Trials, CFT, ...
The growing of sorghum and cassava is boosting the economic potentials and livelihood of the people of Eastern and Northern Uganda.
Plant Snacks has launched a cassava snack range its founder says has a great chance at contending in a competitive better-for-you snacks ...
Philippine cassava production this year could expand by 2.54 percent to 2.825 million metric tons (MMT), from last year's 2.755 MMT, according ...
Manihot esculenta, commonly known as the cassava plant, is the most widely grown root crop on Earth. It's often dried into a powder called ...
Plastic bags made from cassava starch are being considered as an alternative to traditional plastic bags in the Pacific. A number of Pacific ...


 

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