Procesamiento de la yuca para pequenos productores: Adaptacion y mejoramiento de una maquina picadora de yuca para el uso de cooperativas de agricultores
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BEST, R.; ALONSO, L; LEON G., A. 1986. Procesamiento de la yuca para pequenos productores: Adaptacion y mejoramiento de una maquina picadora de yuca para el uso de cooperativas de agricultores. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, CO. 20 p.
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Research work carried out at the commercial plant level and at the exptl. level to improve the design and utility of the Thai-type cassava chipper is described. The evaluation of 3 other types of cassava chipper (Malaysian, Colombian, and Brazilian) is presented; they are compared in terms of their mechanical performance and the drying characteristics of the chips produced. It is concluded that the Thai-type cassava chipper can be used in the natural cassava drying plants of the Colombian Atlantic Coast. The Malaysian- and Brazilian-type chippers did not offer advantages as to greater capacity, lower costs, or greater dehydration efficiency. The Colombian-type blade can be easily adapted to the existing chippers; the drying efficiency would be improved due to the more uniform chips. (CIAT)