WCRTC is primarily for scientists working on cassava, sweet-potato, yam, potato, taro and other aroids in tropical countries around the world. But it is also a congress for developers, donors and for the private sector, to better use root and tuber crops for their business. It is of crucial importance that these two worlds come together to better understand each other to better design future crops for optimized products!
Root and tuber crops (RTCs), including cassava, sweet potato, yams, potato, cocoyams and other root crops are important to the agriculture and food security of more than 100 countries and overall are a component of the diet for 2.2 billion people as well as contributing to animals feeds and industry. The annual world production of root and tuber crops is about 765 million tones (MT) consisting of potatoes (333mt), cassava (237mt), sweet potatoes (130mt), yams (53mt), and taro and other aroids (12mt). The global consumption of tropical root and tuber crops is about 365kg/capita/year.
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