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Cassava Research
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What is Cassava? Cassava is a root crop that serves as the primary food source for more than 750 million people each day.  Although it has many properties that make it an important food across much of Africa and Asia, it also has many limitations.  ...
Cassava Research , What is Cassava? Cassava is a root crop that serves as the primary food source, it an important food across much of Africa and Asia, it also has many limitations. Cassava has poor nutritional, and produce nearly 30 million tons of cassava annually. Cassava also contributes more than any other single crop to household income, with 63% of households selling cassava products. Despite its shortcomings, according to the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century, the land dedicated
Infographic: Cassava for a Hungry World
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Today we announced additional funding totaling $11.9 million for the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project to advance its work to improve the health and wellbeing of farmers, their families, and other consumers of cassava living in Sub Saharan Africa ...
Infographic: Cassava for a Hungry World , Today we announced additional funding totaling $11.9 million for the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project to advance its work to improve the health and wellbeing of farmers, their families, and other consumers of cassava living in Sub Saharan Africa. To learn more about the VIRCA II and Cassava, take advantage of our infographic by clicking here and hovering over the objects., (Collection), (Collection)
New Cassava Potential – VIRCA
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Scientists are developing an improved cassava that will allow communities to produce more food and income from cassava farming. Leading agricultural research organizations are working together to evaluate VIRCA cassava, which protects against devastating plant viral diseases as a potential new way to improve livelihoods.
 
New Cassava Potential – VIRCA, The Need – More Food, Better Incomes Cassava is a popular, of cassava farmers’ crop, causing many to go hungry and threatening their livelihoods. According to published reports, healthy cassava harvests could increase the incomes of 63 percent of the households, Scientists in Uganda and Kenya are developing versions of existing cassava varieties that are popular with local farmers and consumers, but with added protection against mainly cassava brown streak disease
Mapping a Path to Improved Cassava Production
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Comparative analysis highlights impacts of previous breeding programs on cassava genome.
Mapping a Path to Improved Cassava Production, For nearly a billion people around the world, cassava is a staple crop and a primary source of calories. The plant is easy to cultivate -- cuttings grow, , these traits and its starchy qualities make cassava of interest as a potential feedstock for biofuel production. Though cassava is easy to cultivate, it is particularly vulnerable to plant pathogens, the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, have described cassava's
Cassava Virus Nearing Epidemic in Africa
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Humanitarian partnership makes steady progress on effort to develop product for African farmers Experts with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) say that a serious cassava disease, Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) is on the verge of bec ...
Cassava Virus Nearing Epidemic in Africa, Humanitarian partnership makes steady progress on effort, ) say that a serious cassava disease, Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) is on the verge of becoming an epidemic in parts of Africa. The concern is strong because cassava contributes to household, , Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi, 63 percent of households also sell cassava, security. Since farmers save cassava cuttings for the next crop, the disease is frequently passed
(NTV Weekend) Disease Resistant Cassava, (East African) Diseases Pose Threats to Cassava Production
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From Kenya, recent national news coverage of virus resistant cassava being developed and tested in the field by our VIRCA partners.
(NTV Weekend) Disease Resistant Cassava, (East African) Diseases Pose Threats to Cassava Production, If the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project in Thika (Kenya) comes to fruition, cassava losses associated with two particularly bothersome viruses will be a thing of the past. The research into GM cassava now in the field trial stage is testing cassava varieties preferred by farmers to develop an improved cassava variety which is resistant to cassava mosaic disease and cassava
(AlertNet) Climate Conversations - Cassava comes to the table
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By Neil Palmer | Friday at 1:18 AM | Cassava harvesting near Khorat, Thailand. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIATIt might be an abuse of artistic license, but 2012 might well be remembered as the first International Year of Cassava – in all but name. That ...
(AlertNet) Climate Conversations - Cassava comes to the table, By Neil Palmer | Friday at 1:18 AM, International Year of Cassava – in all but name. That’s because this year has already witnessed a sea change in the way the world regards this long-neglected crop. And it’s about time really: cassava, sure how to spell cassava. But there is little doubt that the crop’s fortunes now appear to be on the rise. A major event in the 2012 cassava calendar came in February, when International Center
(SciDev.Net) Researchers boost protein content of GM cassava
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by Zoraida Portillo The transformation of cassava from a starchy staple lacking in protein to a cheap supply of protein for food, feed and industry, may have come a step closer now that scientists have boosted the crop's protein content. Cassava ...
(SciDev.Net) Researchers boost protein content of GM cassava, By Zoraida Portillo The transformation of cassava from a starchy staple lacking in protein to a cheap supply of protein for food, content. Cassava is a staple food in many developing countries but has little protein and micronutrients. But although cassava is rich in energy, only 2–3 per cent of its tubers (the edible roots, , for example contain 7–14 per cent of protein. But new research shows that cassava can
GCP21: Southern Brazil – the next pest hotspot for cassava?
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by Neil Palmer Warmer winters are contributing to a dangerous build-up of crop pests in the cassava-producing region of southern Brazil, according to scientists at CIAT. Potentially devastating pests such as the cassava mealybug, whitefly, lacebu ...
GCP21: Southern Brazil – the next pest hotspot for cassava?, by Neil Palmer Warmer winters are contributing to a dangerous build-up of crop pests in the cassava-producing region of southern Brazil, according to scientists at CIAT. Potentially devastating pests such as the cassava mealybug, whitefly, lacebug and green mite – which were normally kept in check by occasional frosts and crop management practices – are now reported to be on the rise. Cassava is a multi-million dollar
Scientist Recruited to Spearhead Cassava Green Revolution for Nigeria
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We are pleased to announce Dr.Martin Fregene, Director of BioCassava (BC) Plus at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has been tasked with leading the implementation of the Cassava Green Revolution for Nigeria by Akin Adesina, the Honourable Min ...
Scientist Recruited to Spearhead Cassava Green Revolution for Nigeria , We are pleased to announce, has been tasked with leading the implementation of the Cassava Green Revolution for Nigeria by Akin, Foundation. The objective of the BioCassava Plus Program is to genetically engineer cassava for enhanced nutrition of sub-Saharan Africans. Cassava is a staple crop eaten by more than 700 million, with over 17 years of experience in genetics and breeding of cassava. Apart from developing the first