Most of the world's poorest smallholders depend on tropical roots and tubers crops as their principal source of food and nutrition. These species provide large quantities of dietary energy and produce stable yields under difficult environmental conditions. The most important crops are cassava, sweet potato, yam and the aroids, sharing important common traits such as bulkiness, post-harvest perishability and vegetative propagation.
This book compiles the most up to date information on the origin, genetics, physiology, agronomy, pests and diseases and post harvest processing of these crops, while attempting to provide ideas for further research and development.
"This book is a most valuable reference for all aspects of the four root crops, especially for its insight into the future when production is certain to increase greatly."--Experimental Agriculture
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