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  DtM Design Challenge Portfolio | Manioc Peeling Machine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The idea is to allow rural communities to capture more of the value of the goods they produce, and also to reduce their vulnerability to fluxuations in the international prices for raw goods.
One such project involves designing a machine to peel manioc (cassava), a starchy tuber grown throughout the tropics as a food staple.
Maniocs come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes; as with sunflower seeds, the only means of peeling the stuff at the village level is by hand--a tedious and time-consuming process.
www.designthatmatters.org /proto_portfolio/manioc_peeling_machine   (159 words)

  
 manioc on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brazilian manioc growing encouraged by end of wheat subsidy.
Manioc agriculture and sedentism in Amazonia: the Upper Xingu example.(Special Section: Issues in Brazilian Archaeology)
Crops and boundaries: manioc at its meridional limits in South America *.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-manioc.asp   (126 words)

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