Cassava a “Climate Ready” Crop - cassava could be a food security staple as it thrives through changing conditions when other staple crops fail.
Earlier this year The Guardian featured cassava as a ‘Rambo’ root crop for sub-Saharan regions, where scant water supplies and hot conditions limit food production. It has been labeled as a survivor of food crops after performing above maize, potatoes, bananas, beans, sorghum and millet in climate prediction tests and crop suitability models. Scientists from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture and the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Research Program conducted the research.
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