Cassava is a woody shrub and one of the most drought-tolerant crops, which came from South Africa. It is the major food in developing countries. The total world production is around 230 million metric tons. African countries grow Cassava more than half of the total world’s production. Moreover, Asian countries, Latin America, and the Caribbean are the major Cassava growing regions.
Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava around 52 million tons, it’s equal to the total production of Asia. Brazil and Indonesia take second and third place with the production amounting to 25.3 million and 24 million metric tons respectively. Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Costa Rica are the major exporter of Cassava.
List of Highest Cassava Producers in the world by country
|Rank||Country||Production Quantity (in Tonnes)||Production Value|
|5||Democratic Republic of the Congo||15569138||$1,610,134,000|
|12||United Republic of Tanzania||4646523||$464,497,000|