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Transforming the traditional cassava production systems into a sustainable food security strategy and value added industrial products for rural development

Abstract   Globally between 1980 and 2011 the global area with harvested cassava has expanded by 44% from 13.6 million to 19.6 million ha making it second only to maize but ahead of rice, wheat and potatoes. However, this multipurpose crop, is seriously underutilized in Kenya. It is a plant which can be harvested in ... Read more

BiomassWeb – Improving food security in Africa through increased system productivity of biomass-based value webs

Given the increasing global demand for food, feed, industrial raw material and energy crops, BiomassWeb aims at contributing to food security in Sub-Saharan Africa through harnessing productivity and efficiency gains in the whole biomass-producing, processing and trading system. This will be achieved by an increased integration of all value web components and the cascading utilization ... Read more