CR 06:153-155 (1996)  -  doi:10.3354/cr006153

Alternative food crops to adapt to potential climatic change in southern Africa

Kamukondiwa W

This paper discusses the merits of an alternative food crop, cassava Manihot esculenta, as a means to alleviate the effects of climate-induced drought on human and livestock food security in southern Africa. Although both tubers and leaves of cassava can be processed for consumption, the crop is grown to a very limited extent in this region. However, local awareness of cassava's potential has increased over the last decade.


Agriculture · Adaptation · Cassava


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