African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6752

Article in Press

Fixed mode technology support for eco boosted cultivation of Cassava for multiple benefits

R.C.Yadab, Jaya Yadav

  •  Received: 07 November 2020
  •  Accepted: 15 January 2021
Erect long plant, stem cut planted tuber crop cassava produces flour, which on account of its low content of non carbohydrate constituents might well be called a starch, is known in world trade as tapioca flour. The production system of cassava did not receive adequate research attention to make it still higher productivity that existing low level. Many efforts have come up for revamping the productivity of crops and cropping systems, for many other crops. Objective of this study was to develop ecological –soil and nutrient based production system so as to produce sufficient quantity of produce in terms of tuber below soil and biomass above the ground and harness its immense potential benefits. The present study on land and water management innovative practices were brought to enhance paddy equivalent productivity of system used in Nigeria (T1), ecological system (T2) and ecological and land management practices (T3). The ongoing practice as in Nigeria T3 produced paddy equivalent yield of 45q/ha and the most innovative method (T3) 158 q/ha and high land equivalent ratio (LER) of 3.51. Rice eating countries have large no of diabetic patients and addition of cassava food with rice dominant food menu will foster carbohydrate to reduced sugar; hence it will reduce the diabetic cases. Thus, this study effectively fulfilled research need of cassava production system and equipping counties World over with silver like wonderful commodity to be able to fulfill multiple needs of food, fodder supplementation and protection of environment.

Keywords: Biodiversity, bio-pesticides, carbon sequestration, climate change, ecologically suited plant species, gluten free food and industrial products supported livelihood.