Harvesting cassava


Cassava is one of the most common foods in Malawi (and in many other parts of Africa). It is eaten as chips, but also made into flour to cook with water into a very sticky meal, resembling nsima.

Cassava is mostly harvested around July. It is not too difficult to grow nor to harvest, but it does require some energy. Whenever they can kids do help parents in the fields to earn a living and bring some food on the table.

As Katie is telling in this short video “in Malawi there are a lot of things we do in order to earn a living”…now that school is finished, every day she is at her mum’s ¬†small farm “digging cassava. It is not very complicated, it is just easy to harvest them”

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