Group Title: Olasee Davis articles
Title: The extraordinary cassava is an ecological lesson
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Title: The extraordinary cassava is an ecological lesson
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Language: English
Creator: Davis, Olasee
Publication Date: August 19, 1994
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The-extraordinary cassava is an ecology lesson-
Liolfa hmoshbilerfah. me Qualiy yiyd nd lappance oftphanmisutl. s as nd is distributed throughout b
A/harfidon T~ thondit'' mar all products of ade g aic code food for mun and also an imponat
And big fiha still bigger of acividualpla p wiinat es u of aidl fted. Tim is The swere type can be safely
o ih. naviromaoen. The evironme ot coo Oaee good for fcng mlendm aod fti. cen ia rI olie so porcooklug or
Aindso.,dhaoimn. only counts pla developmen D, wood. Leaves areo sed as veg pgocusg sbd an be boiled, fied
This Jonathan Swift poem is also inlueoct soil osmoiur light, bies ins osou. The csav can be orbhakid. tislnds,cus-
ab=i ecoliogalpripecioiple p le penatm sod otber cost made imoo lo, hich good for smvat dispopulr.
o oota igso i r essential for plans growth ao biscolts s d bead. Slt ch is also TI biner e an om be a
ia Onde mfromcassava. mul it goe thbogb process to
Bve in the 177f, lHlbacksm- Old-time farmers of these Cassaa is easy to grow by reduce ha prsieccoidonie
i"lbmhpp s of manis do islamds did not lm ow the scielic wem her planting cttings directly in the The bittle It bs one major
ohl igi dnPstofn g abe assava inu r isgydappy-. gr rntaiio os lso easy to Iwadr- adane hIdv ibgheor resilstce to
Obsl t a onm i.Bt teytoe by priee as isio s lpi oc, est by imply digingl opo sohe t a lof the raleiandds-
C~the~sg, ~teykoybre. Theolmoia, op ca, plant sophisn ocri Aot thdmhalfoeihentotlytpC
nteubas han ed oi use ntie's whbt crops did well despite dry outS or isM tig SonI. t hu o crtl ."d th aaian ce
Bd g ,ancug.,Y an insbx w wori. a wSrestin ti ca Accodi;to Dr, Adriatt
awe. Good farming, like aed cion rowlmsny Vhgm isBeula a iousd ogsso be paoed whusow Ibas fuo, sAco ig procDrssd bie-
oso s w ogoea. requires Ilo r Of long ago, Mu" WAS as me, Cs ant a a u be photeds ue e a s a on S Airtcult Navaroed "aI T fooenwe m bs pok e nosab
moweede metcca' dw i mtfood b a voar orw odd. ylo wthl soe. tb vaoldaesf P ianda Io e arioiychasa is.




agI betw in the w orld GOad apmsic d is lo c f d vi ; :dapbol d rouis
w aovoine, Virgin altodsi. Oacnf Cass is gcraltly cosided liaso& .sors- r pao ill
Sshouldoobe supredby otr The cassava plant adapts 10o "*pr mtains food" ini llov da g 'wdeea. sthor g ws- igh isisod., o
r c dry pTeod. Dougbithas divorsaenesirima nad inn g fabsue codiomin nslomc Wl ep r I tcita rsp t he Io pseVirgtin dtl a, cass va
weap of d :nisa, h isae ol syseaod I requires f(w fauitoog copies wby old sstled has the potential to becomop an
wovito yarscualted ikil Cssalso a oy i t foodsspywisoooutcpfa mpoanteconomicalcp.or
mowsoe anhis deuigood g todf s 24 muoods aod e Ca is believed us b_ aeorbidepdh h sl md l fr
Howo~abchas designed savae m sof rssiacacidi lrnt ge-sule producioa. Whoever
al to dpt to o given vo- vive fo to six months of dry oSouth Amrica. Archeologist sbr.aabastace dwsbCaapoi wla.losarog.odaypiodtdrVL
ht vefound ausuan SliShAmari- M olmomn. Depanment of Ecoomic Develop-
Sdl to 1000 B.C. I polst- I, 1981, Dr. Adlhao Navarro meat nd Agricultme kipos am-
Columsbdint thea c1 Ploass aid o b his papa. "A look atth Imalfted. wh*iclmbcouldy. Ck-
t:spadto odartropictPlloun- Remarik CUfs."fior ta e l anvcmd edu thalcst
Cmava b- w used ua mI Ag iclture Md Food Flir Ta c so l 0oo, e ml pocu-
ihsaodfoodbyoyagidai.e bhootia fc" i tlhe swMetitte Be lof IgatlSO iB thIdese ilsods.
inl batweoon New ansod Old prussic acid is low ad confined Coason is a dapgble ddought-
Wods mostly totheapeel torlenm Ma crop tlhat should be
Tis pla Is also blownb n a b Ubiter vdie ed, Iet pias promoted in the Virgin llatnds.
"pipemtter bes ty p si acid isof higb corceoralion Believe m. If you pliA assava,
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