CASSAVA MARKETING SYSTEM
CENTRAL TUBER CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
(Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Cassava Marketing System in India
Technical Bulletin Series: 43
Central Tuber Crops Research Institute
Thiruvananthapuram 695 017
St. Joseph’s Press
Cassava, from its traditional role as food security crop, has
taken a commercial crop status by diversifying its uses to
produce many value added products. Marketing structure of
Cassava differs in each sector of its use.
1. Cassava field view
2. Marketing of Cassava tubers
3. Cassava in human consumption sector
4. Cassava in animal feed sector
5. Various food products from Cassava
6. Cassava tubers
7. Unloading Cassava tubers from truck at starch factory
8. Cassava starch bags
9. Sago samples displayed at SAGOSERVE tender hall
10. Sago wafers
11. Cassava dried chips
12. Cassava starch in paper conversion industry
CENTRAL TUBER CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 3
Thiruvananthapuram S. Edison
Cassava, by virtue of its diversified uses, has become an important commercial
crop in the agricultural economy of states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh
although it was first introduced in Kerala in mid 1870s as a food security crop.
Though the processing and production centres for different value added products
from cassava viz., Starch, sago, chips, flour from chips, thippi, peel, sago wafers are
concentrated in South India, their marketing centres are distributed throughout the
country, especially in the western and northern parts. The market structure also
differs in each sector of its commercial use.
An unorganised marketing system often results in instability of the prices,
exploitation by middlemen and a lower share for... [continues]
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