Buy Cameroon Cassava Directly From Exporters & Suppliers - Best of 2020 Market Prices
|Varieties||Abasafitaa Afisiafi Sikabankye Tekbankye Agbelifia|
|Common Names||Yuca Casabe Mandioca Manioc|
|Packing||Gunny sacks Plastic bags|
|Size||15cm – 30cm long 5cm – 30cm wide|
|Availability (Season)||Throughout the year|
|Transportation Conditions||Temperature of around 30°C|
An interesting fact about cassava is that it is ranked third among foods with the most carbohydrates. Cameroon cassava is also a good source of other nutrients and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, manganese, among others.
Cassava and its derivatives are used for cooking, animal feeds, making oils, among other uses. Cassava should never be eaten raw since it contains hydrocyanic acid, which is poisonous!
Manihot Esculenta or cassava has its roots in Peru, South America, about 4000 years ago. Cassava is a perennial plant, although, in tropical areas, it is grown annually. The cassava plant has leaves that are shaped like a palmate, which is divided into 5 to 9 lobes.
Depending on the variety, the plant grows like small herbs or thin trees. History books indicate that the first sighting of cassava in Africa happened in the 16th century.
With over 900,000 hectares of land dedicated to cassava farming in Cameroon, it is undoubtedly the number one cash crop in the country. To underline cassava’s dominance in the Cameroonian agricultural sector, it is estimated that more than 70% of farmers partake in the growing of cassava.
More than 16 million tons of cassava is produced each year in Cameroon.
Continued research has seen a consistent introduction of cassava varieties in the market. New types of cassava in Cameroon, such as Bankyehemaa, Afisiafi, and Agbelifia, are generally more disease and drought-resistant, and more importantly, they produce high yields. Other varieties of cassava in Cameroon include:
The cassava planting season starts April and sometimes stretches to November, depending on the rain patterns. Many farmers in Cameroon also grow their cassava in marginal soils since the plant enables nutrient removal in the land. The cassava growing areas in Cameroon generally average rainfall and temperatures of about 1200mm annually and 30°C respectively.
Harvesting cassava is done manually or through machines. Small scale farmers mostly use manual methods to harvest their cassava. They do manual harvesting by pulling the roots from the ground by pulling the stem of the plant. Harvesting has to be at the right time; otherwise, yields might be affected.
Europe is the biggest export market for cassava accounting for more than 70% of all exports.
The government of Cameroon recognizes the role that cassava plays in earning the country export income and has, in many ways, supported the growth of the crop. The demand for Cameroon cassava is projected to rise mainly due to the increased usage of different forms of cassava in industries. You can be part of this boom by signing up on our platform to acquaint yourself in the Cameroon Cassava industry. Through our platform, all stakeholders get to connect and make trades from all parts of the world.