Cassava is a root plant that could save Africa during climate change. It was introduced to South Africa by Portuguese traders in the 17th century. While other staple foods die with heat and drought, Cassava continues to thrive; it needs little water and poor soil. But there is one problem; the plant is susceptible to disease and infection. There has already been wipe outs leading to famines around the world.
So currently reports are out saying that more research and experimentation need to be done to make the plant more durable. This could be the food that saves Africa when climate change hits. What do you think? Is Cassava the answer? Or is this just the easy way out? And who will this really benefit?