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Storage and Processing of Roots and Tubers in the Tropics


The principal root and tuber crops of the tropics are cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz), yam (Dioscorea spp.), sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.), potato (Solanum spp.) and edible aroids (Colocasia spp. and Xanthosoma sagittifolium). They are widely grown and consumed as subsistence staples in many parts of Africa, Latin America, the Pacific Islands and Asia.

The potential of these crops is particularly high in the humid tropics and those sub-humid tropics, which are not suitable for cereal production. [...]

Subject:
  Food and agricultural industries,     Processing facilities, Post-harvest management,     Roots & tubers,     Storage and structures
AGS main series:
  Other
Author:
  Aliou DIOP; D.J.B. Calverley
Publisher:
  FAO
Year:
  1998
Language:
  English
URL (link to the individual doc/info):
  http://www.fao.org/docrep/X5415E/X5415E00.htm