|Better Farming Series 44 - Processing of Cassava and Sweet Potatoes for Animal Feeding (FAO, 1995, 49 p.)|
|About the sweet potato plant|
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.