37 search results for Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa

(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
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)
(The Scientist) Improving Crops with RNAi
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Nigel Taylor, senior research scientist and Narender Nehra, director of regulatory affairs in the Institute for International Crop Improvement (IICI) co-authored this article about how RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tool for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops.
sequences produced by invading pathogens. Commercial cultivation of virus-resistant papaya and extensive field testing of virus-resistant plum (under high disease pressure) since 1996 have shown, , this strategy has produced virus-resistant common beans, fungal-resistant bananas, nematode-resistant soybeans, and insect-resistant corn. To date, RNAi has proven more cost-effective, integrating virus- or bacteria-derived DNA sequences into the plant genome, pathogen-targeting
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.  ...
and the plant’s susceptibility to virus disease. VIRUS RESISTANT CASSAVA FOR AFRICA (VIRCA, , such as around Lake Victoria. The Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project represents, -preferred cassava cultivars that are resistant to cassava virus diseases for delivery to African, to allow smallholder farmers to grow more nutritious, virus resistant cassava, which would not only, it an important food across much of Africa and Asia, it also has many limitations. Cassava has poor nutritional
(St. Louis Public Radio) East African Farmers Consider Genetic Modification of Food Security Crops to Avoid Shortages
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/in-the-news/in-the-news-item/(st.-louis-public-radio)-will-st.-louis-grown-gmos-help-east-african-farmers-avoid-food-shortages-it-s-complicated
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 Cassava for Africa. “It is a manageable disease,” Aleu said, “But I think GMOs would be the best way, to Avoid Shortages, Namulonge, Uganda - Before rows of tall, green bushes, Jude Aleu picks a cassava tuber off the ground and cracks it in half. That shouldn’t be so easy. Healthy cassava tubers, is stunted and gnarled because of a plant virus called brown streak disease. When he breaks it open
(St. Louis American) Investing in African agriculture
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:05 am Investing in African agriculture By Rebecca S. Rivas (St. Louis American) Africa’s food problems largely hinge on low agricultural productivity. Recently, Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Natur ...
. The Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa (VIRCA) project represents a collaboration between the Danforth, that are resistant to cassava virus diseases for delivery to African smallholder farmers thereby increasing, has 20 years experience working in South and North America, Asia and Africa to increase cassava, threats to cassava production in sub-Saharan Africa. Each year, CMD is responsible for a minimum, By Rebecca S. Rivas (St. Louis American) Africa’s food problems largely hinge on low agricultural
Improving Crops With RNAi
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/improving-crops-with-rnai
RNA interference is proving to be a valuable tools for agriculture, allowing researchers to develop pathogen-resistant and more-nutritious crops. 
cultivation of virus-resistant papaya and extensive field testing of virus-resistant plum (under high, effective and durable resistance. More recently, this strategy has produced virus-resistant common beans, fungal-resistant bananas, nematode-resistant soybeans, and insect-resistant corn. To date, RNAi, for resistance to bean golden mosaic virus is cause for optimism. In Africa researchers are employing RNAi, tool for fighting common crop pathogens. By simply integrating virus- or bacteria-derived DNA
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 ...
that it received additional funding totalling $11.9 million for the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa, Center to support Virus Resistance for Cassava in Africa (VIRCA). The humanitarian project’s goals included controlling cassava mosaic disease (CMD) in East Africa; developing a cassava transformation, farmers, their families, and other consumers of cassava living in Sub Saharan Africa. Funds, of geminiviruses, causing the cassava mosaic disease (CMD) in Africa and India, using genetic
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, Resistant Cassava for Africa (‘VIRCA’). The VIRCA project has been developing cassava varieties, observations by experienced cassava researchers have made the team optimistic that a virus resistant, an epidemic in parts of Africa. The concern is strong because cassava contributes to household, direction for future development of virus-resistant lines of cultivars preferred by East African
St. Louis Health and Environment Reporter Travels to Africa to Gain Insight into Challenges Facing African Farmers and the Potential Impact of Agriculture Research
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Scientists are developing an improved cassava that will allow communities to produce more food and income from cassava farming.
she reported on agriculture, particularly the Danforth Center’s Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa, and Central Africa, where farmers are experiencing declining cassava harvests caused by cassava brown streak, Africa. “During the time of displacement, we had a food shortage, and this was the savior,” cassava, as a laborer in Amuru District, said she worries about brown streak virus hitting her cassava every day, St. Louis Health and Environment Reporter Travels to Africa to Gain Insight into Challenges Facing