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Title:Discovering Characteristics and Photosynthesis Rates of African Cassava Cultivars
Author(s):Mitchell-Sodipe, Ahrianna
Contributor(s):Long, Stephen
Subject(s):Food Science
Human Nutrition
Abstract:An estimated 795 million people around the world are food insecure. The majority of these people are in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and South America where cassava is a major food crop. Cassava, grown mainly by poor family farmers, can be grown in poor soils, is drought tolerant, and has a high yield potential. There is a direct correlation between increased photosynthetic rate and an increase in yield. Our, goal is to determine the photosynthetic rate of African cassava cultivars for further improvement. If successful, we hope to increase cassava yield to decrease global food insecurity.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:Office of Minority Student Affairs
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Ahrianna Mitchell-Sodipe
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-03-29

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  • TRiO - Vol. 2, no.1 2016
    The TRiO McNair journal is a culmination of research conducted by student scholars and their facutly representatives through the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.

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