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The Institute works to apply the most effective technologies and product development expertise for the improvement of food security crops. Efforts are aimed at improving traits or characteristics of the target crops that will lead to significant increases in productivity or nutritional value. Examples include disease resistance, drought tolerance, or vitamin content.

Core Team: Nigel Taylor, Mark Halsey, and Hector Quemada

Team: Getu Duguma, Narayanan Narayanan, Deepika Chauhan, Maria Soto Aguilar, Jagdeep Kaur, Bala Venkata, Jeff Stein, Peter Raymond, John Steffens, Scott Shore and Jill Kuehnert

Collaborators: Anton Bua, Titus Alicai, Simon Gichuki, Joyce Maling’a, Douglas Miano, Chiedozie Egesi, Ihuoma Okwuonu, Dimuth Siritunga, Leena Tripathi, and Mike Grusak.

Administrative Team: Ann Kruse and Pat Cosgrove

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CROP IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

  • VIRCA Plus

    Explore work to develop virus resistant and nutritionally enhanced cassava

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  • VIRCA

    Explore work to develop virus resistant cassava

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  • BIO CASSAVA PLUS

    Learn about our efforts to combat malnutrion

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