Agriculture, Food and Beverage

Here's how biotechnology is helping cassava farmers

Cassava farming in Sierra Leone.

CassVita is using biotechnology to extend the shelf life of cassava from 3 days to 18 months. Image: Unsplash/Annie Spratt

Zach Winn
Writer, MIT News Office
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CassVita has developed a method that increases the shelf life of cassava from three days to 18 months. Image: iStockphoto

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