Date Posted: October 9th, 2012
This week’s story from Côte d’Ivoire talks about the benefits of using new cassava varieties. Another important issue for cassava growers is storage. Many cassava growers struggle with how to store cassava after harvest. Because cassava tubers decompose quite quickly, they are typically left in the ground until a family decides to eat them, processed right after harvest, or stored. But how can you store cassava so that it doesn’t go bad quickly?
Our script of the week describes four different low-cost ways to store cassava. It also illustrates why it’s important for farmers to experiment with new practices and adapt existing methods to suit their needs.