Cassava production and processing in Southeast Asia
Throughout mainland Southeast Asia, cassava (Manihot esculenta) has become an important smallholder crop grown by millions of upland farmers. During the last decade, the area of cultivation has expanded rapidly to meet the growing demand for carbohydrates.
In the following section the national production statistics from FAO are presented. While these statistics are useful to compare between countries, they can be somewhat misleading given the diversity of production and processing systems within a country. More detailed information can be accessed through the country pages that highlight some of these differences.