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close this bookBetter Farming Series 44 - Processing of Cassava and Sweet Potatoes for Animal Feeding (FAO, 1995, 49 p.)
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What tuber yields can you get?

199. Sweet potato plants yield more food than cassava plants do.

The average yield of cassava roots worldwide is 9 600 kg to the hectare, whereas the average yield of sweet potato tubers worldwide is 13 900 kg to the hectare.

200. In average farms, tuber yields vary from 5 000 to 11 000 kg to the hectare.

201. In some parts of China, the average yield of tubers is 17 000 kg to the hectare.