cassava - updates

Rappler's latest stories on cassava


There is no such thing as forever – even with rice

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat

Researchers warn 'Ebola for plants' hitting Africa's cassava crop

Apr 13, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Africa is the world's largest producer of cassava, accounting for 57% of a crop that some 800 million people around the world rely on

'EBOLA FOR PLANTS.' People prepare large bags of cassava to be sold at Sao's market, a few kilometers from Bangui, in Central Africa on April 12, 2013. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Nestle to invest P2 billion in new plant for MILO

Aug 02, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The new plant is expected to begin production in November 2017

A 'green revolution' that may save Filipino coconut farmers

Jan 26, 2016 - 6:53 PM

Coconut farmers in Quezon experiment with agroforestry and intercropping strategies that may help them survive typhoons drought and pests

NEW, OLD WAY. Coconut farmer Rizal Marjes now plants over 10 types of crops in what used to be just a coconut farm. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Dutch seize huge cocaine shipment in cassava roots

Nov 30, 2014 - 11:17 PM

The cocaine was in a container with cassava from Costa Rica packed with 3 003 packages weighing a total of 3 5 tonnes says the Public Prosecutor s office in a statement

Wasp 'SWAT team' out to rescue Indonesian cassava crops

Sep 24, 2014 - 4:13 PM

A team of 2 000 tiny wasps will seek out and devour mealybugs that threaten Indonesia s cassava crops

CROP SAVIOR. The Anagyrus lopezi wasp - a tiny but highly effective cassava mealybug parasitoid native to South America. Photo by Georg Goergen (IITA)