PROCEEDINGS OF THE VALIDATION FORUM ON THE GLOBAL CASSAVA DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

Volume 4

A Review of Cassava in Latin America and the Caribbean with Country Case Studies on Brazil and Colombia

   
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FOREWORD

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

CASSAVA IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: RESOURCES FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Cassava as a Catalyst for Development
Trends in Production, Trade, and Utilization
Constraints and Opportunities for System Improvement
Priorities and Strategies for Meeting Development Goals: The Way Ahead
Scenarios for Successful Cassava-based Development

CASSAVA AS A CATALYST FOR DEVELOPMENT

Overview
Development Goals
Food Security
Poverty Alleviation and Equity
Protecting Natural Resources

TRENDS IN PRODUCTION, TRADE, AND UTILIZATION

Country Briefs

Brazil
Colombia
Cuba
Haiti
Paraguay
Peru
Venezuela

Production Trends
Production Systems
Products and Markets
Projections

CONSTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT

Impact of the External Environment

Policy
Demographics, Income, and Food Demand
Trends in Associated Commodities
Infrastructure
Institutional Resources

The Resource Base and Production Technology

Soil Management
Crop Management
Intrinsic Varietal Traits
Climate Constraints
Pests and Diseases
Post-harvest

PRIORITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR MEETING DEVELOPMENT GOALS: THE WAY AHEAD

Policy
Demand-side Interventions: Targeting Growth Sectors with Process, Product, and Market Development

The Fresh Market
Flour
Starch
Animal Feed

Supply-side Interventions: Meeting Market Demand for Product Quantity and Quality

Environmental Resources
Genetic Resources
Varietal Development
Crop Management
Institutional Support

Integrating the System: Supply and Demand in Dynamic Balance

Integrated Production, Processing and Marketing Project Concept and Experiences
Participatory Methods for Effective Research and Development
Technology Transfer
Information Management and Communications Technology

LESSONS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

From the larger social, political and economic environments
From R&D institutional and methodology experiences
From experiences of production systems and technology development
From the post-harvest sector

REFERENCES

FARMER PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH: THE TURNING POINT FOR CASSAVA DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHEASTERN BRAZIL

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION
BACKGROUND
CASSAVA IMPROVEMENT IN BRAZIL
CASSAVA PROCESSING AND UTILIZATION
1. LEVELS OF INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
2. FARMERS ORGANIZATION
3. PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY: ADOPTION AND BENEFITS
4. TRADITIONAL MARKET VERSUS NEW MARKET: THE REAL ISSUE
5. IMPROVED PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY: LIMITED ADOPTION
6. MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYSTEM
7. INTEGRATED CROP MANAGEMENT
LESSONS LEARNT
FUTURE ACTIVITIES
REFERENCES

CASSAVA CROP DEVELOPMENT IN COLOMBIA

I. INTRODUCTION
II. CASSAVA PRODUCTION

A. General outline
B. Production, area and efficiency
C. Uses of cassava

III. CASSAVA PROGRAMMES IN COLOMBIA

A. The 1980s decade
B. Natural drying of cassava
C. Storage of fresh cassava
D. The 1990s decade

IV. ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND LIMITATIONS

A. Accomplishments
B. Limitations

V. PERSPECTIVES

ANNEXES

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Table 13
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Table 15
Table 16
Table 17

APPENDICES

Appendix 1
Appendix 2

REPORT OF A REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON THE GLOBAL CASSAVA DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

ANNEXES

1: Regional Consultation on a Global Cassava Development Strategy
2: List of participants
3: Notes of two feedback sessions on the Global Cassava Strategy Regional Review of Latin America and the Caribbean
4: Outcome of Working Group Session 1
5: Outcome of Working Group Session 2

APPENDIX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE VALIDATION FORUM ON THE GLOBAL CASSAVA DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

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