Cassava Project Details

Remastering Cassava in Australia

The project aims to recollect the cassava germplasm, revive the cassava knowledgebase and bolster the cassava expertise that has been developed in Australia since about 1970. Research has demonstrated that cassava can be farmed viably in northern regions.

The project links agriculture with supermarket foods via a preliminary study of harvesting and postharvest processing of leaf and tuber to provide useful ingredients in food manufacture.

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This project is supported by funding from AgriFutures Australia as part of the AgriFutures Emerging Industries Program. For more information, visit:

Principal Investigator:

  • Dr Stephen Ockerby, AgSight Pty Ltd


  • Mark Warmington and Kaylie Simpfendorfer, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia
  • Dr Brian Keating, University of Queensland
  • Prof. William Foley and Jan Elliott, Australian National University
  • Prof. Ros Gleadow, Monash University
  • Dr Saliba Sassine, Australian Grasslands Corporation