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Drivers of change for cassava’s multiple roles in sustainable development

Code: 9781838790578
Clair H. Hershey, formerly CIAT, Colombia

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews the ways cassava yields can be improved sustainably to keep pace with a rising population. It also looks more broadly at improving the role cassava can play in improving farmers’ and consumers’ lives – through income generation, improved food security, better nutrition, and a healthier environment.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2016.0014.08
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The development of cassava as a crop 3 The role cassava can play in development 4 Constraints on cassava cultivation and production 5 Addressing constraints: genetic diversity and breeding 6 Addressing constraints: crop and soil management 7 Addressing constraints: processing, market and gender issues 8 Addressing constraints: policy issues 9 A new research paradigm for cassava 10 Cassava and climate change 11 Conclusions 12 Where to look for further information 13 References

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