Concept note

Conference central Africa

Concept note: Challenges and opportunities for small holders

Regional forum on cassava in central Africa, 6-9 Dec 2016 Yaoundé, Cameroon

While cash crops, livestock and grains continue to play an important economic role in the Central African region, roots and tubers in general, and cassava in particular, appear to be the agricultural crops with the greatest potential in terms of improving productivity, creating added value and developing regional trade. Contributing directly to the general objectives of food and nutrition security and the reduction of poverty in the region, cassava still broadly constitutes the basis of the human diet and has significant potential with regard to animal feed and industrial processing1