Habert Marimpet Nairobi, Kenya 3 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 41 Points View Profile 0 Habert Marimpet Asked: September 28, 20182018-09-28T14:18:39+03:00 2018-09-28T14:18:39+03:00In: Agribusiness Cassava: Hidden “gold”? 0 Discuss cassava is hidden gold for Africa’s food security. 3 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Habert Marimpet Nairobi, Kenya 3 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 41 Points View Profile Habert Marimpet 2018-10-01T11:02:34+03:00Added an answer on October 1, 2018 at 11:02 am Cassava ranks very high among crops that convert the greatest amount of solar energy into soluble carbohydrates per unit of area. Among the starchy staples, cassava gives a carbohydrate production which is about 40% higher than rice and 25% more than maize, with the result that cassava is the cheapest source of calories for both human nutrition and animal feeding. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Habert Marimpet Nairobi, Kenya 3 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 41 Points View Profile Habert Marimpet 2018-10-01T10:34:19+03:00Added an answer on October 1, 2018 at 10:34 am Appreciated Stephen, When it comes to Sweet potatoes and its Nutritional superiority, Is it safe to recommend Blending to achieve both technological and Nutritional Targets in food security 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Stephen Odera 1 Question 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 32 Points View Profile Stephen Odera 2018-09-29T20:54:26+03:00Added an answer on September 29, 2018 at 8:54 pm Considering that cassava can be used as a base in “stewed meals” and for breakfast, the minimal preparation required (mostly boiling), its nutritional superiority over maize- especially the popular sifted and its ability to grow in adverse conditions… it is safe to say that it can play a prncipal role in cubbing food security. However, dubbing it “hidden gold” is not so appropriate. For one, it gives the impression that in itself is enough to answer the food security isssues (while nutrition-wise it is not a complete food). Secondly, it might sway a population to look away from equally important crops like swweet potatoes. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Connect with: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.