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Editorial: Special Edition on Innovations in Cassava Processing

Editorial: Special Edition on Innovations in Cassava Processing

Bennett, Ben (2018) Editorial: Special Edition on Innovations in Cassava Processing. Food Chain, 7 (2). ISSN 2046-1879 (Print), 2046-1887 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.3362/2046-1887.2018.7-2ED)

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Abstract

In 2015 we considered small-scale cassava processing in this journal with interesting results. Since then, cassava production in sub-Saharan Africa has continued to grow by volume, and new uses and value chains are slowly emerging. But many of the founding conditions that hold the sector back remain in place. A tiny fraction of farmers have access to improved cassava planting material and varieties, or farming methods that increase productivity, despite significant investment by major donors. Rural infrastructure remains the key constraint to any leap forward in efficiency in the sector. Policy remains at odds with reality, with new calls for fixed cassava quotas in domestic foods, but very little coordinated action to support these demands.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cassava Processing Africa Agriculture
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2019 16:25
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23432

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