Tuber crops especially cassava,
sweet potato, amorphophlaus and yams still continue to be major crops contributing
significantly to human and animal food apart from finding use in various industrial
applications. These crops are adapted to broad agro-ecological conditions and yield
reasonably well even under marginal environments. Tuber crops fit well into a variety
of cropping systems and can be profitably intercropped in coconut based cropping
system. The homesteads in the state are also ideal for cultivating them.