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Valorisation des produits, sous-produits et dechets de la petite et moyenne industrie du manioc en amerique latine

Objective




Cassava is low cost carbohydrate source, produced by small resource poor farmers on marginal land in Latin America. The traditional markets for cassava are stagnant or declining, yet farmers have few other crop regions. A strategy implemented at CIAT of product development, focusing on small scale rural agroindustries generating income for foarmers and processors has been succesful in several countries.Products identfied and commercially successful include dried cassava for animal feed and fresh conserved cassava.Cassava flour and starch are under development at pilot level.These activities have been linked to crop production research within integrated cassava projects now in execution in all major cassava producing countries of Latin America. Some limitations have become apparent due to: - a lack of knowledge by users of the physicochemical and functional proper ties if cassava flours and starches and their relation to potential end use (food, feed, industrial) after secondary transformation.
- a lack of product development research on secondary or derived products from starch and flour, and on better utilization of process by-products. These latter can cause unacceptable levels of environmental pollution near processing plants. This project therefore proposes a series of related research areas based on current scientific andtechnical advances,to develop new products and processes based on primary cassava products (flour, starch and by products. These studies will be complemented by market research in order to identify those with the best potential, and to obtain the product quality and other characteristics sought by users. Formal and informal links already exist between the institutions participating in this project. Five sub-projects are proposed to reach the above objectives : - Characterization of raw material and cassava based products. - Treatment of by and waste products
- Bioconversions of cassava flours and starches
- Modificiations of the physicochemical and functional properties of cassa va primary products
- New market research

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement - CIRAD
Address
Rue Jean-françois Breton 73
34090 Montpellier
France

Participants (7)

Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)
France
Address

34032 Montpellier
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical
Colombia
Address
Apartado Aereo
0344406 Cali
Institut Français de Recherche Scientifique pour le Développement en Coopération (ORSTOM)
France
Address
911 Avenue Agropolis
34032 Montpellier
Natural Resources Institute
United Kingdom
Address
Central Avenue Chatham Maritime
ME4 4TB Chatham
Universidad Del Valle
Colombia
Address
Apartado Aereo 25360
0344406 Cali
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Argentina
Address
Ciudad Universitaria - Pabellon Ii
1428 Buenos Aires
Universidade Estadual Paulista
Brazil
Address
Fazenda Experimental Lageado
01001 São Paulo