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VIRCA Plus
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VIRCA Plus, Home, 39 North Innovation District Plan Unveiled VIRCA VIRCA Plus: Virus-resistant and Nutritionally-enhanced Cassava for Africa The Needs: More, are at risk of zinc deficiency due to inadequate dietary intake. The VIRCA Plus Project The VIRCA, . Disease Resistance VIRCA Plus is developing cassava varieties that will be resistant to both
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, in western Kenya and that of those in central and eastern Uganda. The VIRCA Project, performance, root harvest and safety assessments into consideration. VIRCA varieties are expected, the improvements, as well as to assess the safety of VIRCA cassava. The team is working with national government regulators, who will review safety data as part of an approval process for VIRCA cassava
VIRCA II Project History
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On Sept 6, 2011, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it received additional funding totalling $11.9 million for the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project to advance its work to improve the health and wellbeing of more ...
VIRCA II Project History, On Sept 6, 2011, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced, (VIRCA) project to advance its work to improve the health and wellbeing of more than 200 million, be applied to solve the problem Here’s a look back on VIRCA project’s history: In 1988, the first, Center to support Virus Resistance for Cassava in Africa (VIRCA). The humanitarian project’s goals, . - In January 2008, the VIRCA team broadened its scope to include the control of cassava brown streak
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)
International Collaboration Receives Grant to Advance Improvements in Cassava Harvests and Nutrition for Smallholder Families in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Virus-resistant and nutritionally-enhanced Cassava for Africa.
Danforth Plant Science Center announces that the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Plus (VIRCA Plus, and children. The VIRCA Plus collaboration will address these challenges by developing and delivering, . VIRCA Plus builds on the success of two predecessor projects. The VIRCA project successfully developed, capacities and successes of the two predecessor projects, VIRCA Plus is poised to make important strides, investigator for VIRCA Plus. Partner institutes: The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis
(NTV Weekend) Disease Resistant Cassava, (East African) Diseases Pose Threats to Cassava Production
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/in-the-news/in-the-news-item/(ntv-weekend)-disease-resistant-cassava-(east-african)-diseases-pose-threats-to-cassava-production
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
Worldwide Locations
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for Africa Plus Iron and Zinc Enhancement (VIRCA Plus) - KALRO Uganda VIRCA Plus, ) Tanzania VIRCA Plus - Mikocheni Agricultural Research institute (MARI) Burkina, Agricultural Technology; Foundation (AATF) Nigeria VIRCA Plus - National Root Crops Research, Research Institute (IRRI) United States VIRCA Plus – University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez; USDA
IMPACT STORY: THE HIDDEN HUNGER
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Danforth Center scientists are working to help end micronutrient deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa, one cassava root at a time.

. Their project, VIRCA Plus, is an international collaboration to develop cassava with significantly higher, lives.” -NARAYANAN NARAYANAN, Ph.D., Danforth Center research scientist on the VIRCA Plus project The VIRCA Plus team published a paper earlier this year showing that the elevated
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 ...
Resistant Cassava for Africa (‘VIRCA’). The VIRCA project has been developing cassava varieties, farmers. VIRCA researchers are already working to increase resistance in two cultivars that farmers, ,” said Dr. Anton Bua, the Ugandan Cassava Research Team Leader in charge of VIRCA field trials, and CMD into Ebwanateraka, a variety called the “Queen of Cassava.” The VIRCA project
(St. Louis Public Radio) East African Farmers Consider Genetic Modification of Food Security Crops to Avoid Shortages
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Jude Aleu, a cassava safety manager for Uganda’s National Crops Resources Research Institute, is working with scientists from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to test cassava plants that are genetically modified to resist disease in a project called VIRCA — Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa. 
plants that are genetically modified to resist disease in a project called VIRCA — Virus Resistant