- Do a price and market survey on the cassava products you are to sell.
- Do supply requirements in terms of quantity and frequency to those you are selling to.
- Know your potential buyers.
- Choose deep flat soils as they are best for cassava.
- In hilly areas, dig terraces to avoid soil erosion.
- It is recommended to plant cassava at a slope.
- In swampy areas, plant the cassava on a ridge.
- Farmers are encouraged to undertake soil sampling and analysis to know/determine the nutrients that are missing in the soil and the fertilizers to apply so as to improve fertility.
- Get in touch with the Extension Officer to assist you to do soil sampling.
- Soil samples should be delivered to soil testing laboratories (e.g. Makerere University soil science and private laboratories known for quality work and reports).
Size and shape of cuttings
- Use a sharp machete/panga and avoid damaging the cuttings.
- The cuttings should have 5-7 nodes.
- The average size of the cutting should be 15-25cm.
- Cuttings should be well packaged and labeled for traceability.
- Cuttings should have a plant movement permit from the district of origin.