Cassava is known as a poor man’s crop. It is predominately grown by subsistence farmers, as a staple crop, in developing countries that have a temperate climate. This has two important market implications. The amount of cassava traded compared to global production is minuscule; and the largest exporters of cassava are not necessarily the largest producers. Trade patterns illustrate that import/export activity is concentrated between South East Asia and East Asia. If regional trade is broken down it becomes apparent that China, Thailand and Vietnam are responsible for driving world trade in Cassava.
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International trade fairs are very important for growers and exporters, not only to display their produce but also to get to know more about their potential markets and competitors. As some markets can be very difficult to access without some help from within (agents, freight forwarders, wholesalers, etc.), fairs serve as an excellent meeting place to make contacts and business links. This section lists some of the more important trade fairs from around the world.