Farmers could sell cassava in fresh tuber or in dried chuck based on their strategies, available labor forces, and need of cash. To have added value, the wealthier farmers chop and sun-dry the tubers. It creates a job for rice farmers from central lowland areas, who seasonally migrate after rice harvest.
Smallholder farmers who own small lands and could maintain cash flow opt for manual harvest to minimize the loss. In addition, manual harvest creates job and it could be seen as an ‘interesting’ opportunity for family-workers who make a deal with the owner for a certain number of hectares. The charge is based on the quantity produced.