Cassava: the “Rambo of Food Crops”

Cassava tubers in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo

This week, AP ran a story calling cassava the “Rambo of food crops” regarding its durability and adaptability to climate change.  Here’s an excerpt:

“Calling cassava “the Rambo of food crops,” scientists Monday said the long-neglected root becomes even more productive in hotter temperatures and could be the best bet for African farmers threatened by climate change.

“Cassava is the second most important source of carbohydrate in sub-Saharan African, after maize, and is eaten by around 500 million people every day, scientists said.”

For the full article, click here.


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