Root and Tuber Crops pp 53-96

Part of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series (HBPB, volume 7)

Cassava

  • Hernán Ceballos
  • Emmanuel Okogbenin
  • Juan Carlos Pérez
  • Luis Augusto Becerra López-Valle
  • Daniel Debouck

Abstract

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is the most important crop among the tropical root and tuber crops (Pujol et al., 2002; Meireles da Silva et al., 2003). Along with maize (Zea mays L.), sugarcane (Saccharum spp.), and rice (Oryza sativa L.), cassava is among the most important sources of energy in the diet of most tropical countries of the world.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hernán Ceballos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Emmanuel Okogbenin
    • 1
    • 3
  • Juan Carlos Pérez
    • 1
  • Luis Augusto Becerra López-Valle
    • 1
  • Daniel Debouck
    • 1
  1. 1.International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Apartado AéreoCaliColombia
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional de ColombiaPalmiraColombia
  3. 3.National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI)UmudikeNigeria

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