Given that cassava represents a valuable subsistence and cash crop in many countries, its agricultural potential in the South Pacific needs to be fully exploited. Farmed in hectares in Vanuatu, harvest season is finally here. The Vanuatu Export Program is facilitating every arrangments should you wish to buy Cassava from Vanuatu. We will ship directly to you, whereever you are.
Importance of cassava in the world
Cassava is the most important tropical root crop. Its starchy roots are a major source of dietary energy for more than 500 million people. It is known to be the highest producer of carbohydrates among staple crops. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), cassava ranks fourth as a food crop in the developing countries, after rice, maize and wheat. The leaves are relatively rich in protein and can be consumed. Cassava can be stored in the ground for several seasons, thereby serving as a reserve food when other crops fail. Cassava is also increasingly used as an animal feed and in the manufacture of different industrial products. It is also used in industrial processes.