Cassava as you’ve never seen it

22 February, 2013 by (comments)

When I heard that CIAT cassava breeder Hernan Ceballos had some “very strange” cassava to show us, I didn’t waste any time in calling to clarify what he meant. He gave little away: “you have to see it.” Very soon we were in one of CIAT’s vast fields of experimental cassava. I wondered what exactly we’d find: cassava rootsRead More …

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Filed Under: Cassava @en, Crops website

Haiti – cholera fears affect rice harvest

5 January, 2011 by (comments)

Rice crops in northwestern Haiti could be in jeopardy due to farmers’ fears over cholera contamination, according to a preliminary assessment from FAO. The UN agency reports that many farmers are avoiding the harvest, fearing that the water in the rivers and canals that irrigate their paddy fields might be infected. There are also reports of consumers being unwillingRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions