Flesh-eating cassava virus pushes west across Africa

6 May, 2013 by (comments)

Scientists are struggling to contain a flesh-eating virus sweeping across the cassava plantations of Africa, destined for the world’s biggest producer and consumer, Nigeria. The devastating epidemic of Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) has already made it halfway across the continent, with reports of new outbreaks in DR Congo – the world’s third largest producer – and Angola, whereRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Cassava @en, Climate Change, Climate Change website, Crop diversity, Inside CIAT

CIAT featured in Uganda TV coverage of GCP21 cassava conference

3 July, 2012 by (comments)

Click to watch Uganda’s national television network NTV’s coveage of the recent Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) conference in Kampala. CIAT climate change expert Andy Jarvis appears more than once.

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Cassava @en, CIAT in the media

GCP21-II: IRIN features CIAT research on cassava and climate change

21 June, 2012 by (comments)

News network IRIN has featured CIAT’s “Rambo root” research on cassava and climate change, as part of its coverage of the Global Cassava Partnership conference in Kampala, Uganda, this week.

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GCP21: Southern Brazil – the next pest hotspot for cassava?

19 June, 2012 by (comments)

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.Read More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Cassava @en, Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean

Global Cassava Modelling Consortium – launched at GCP21-II in Uganda

19 June, 2012 by (comments)

A new global alliance of crop and climate scientists could help boost research into one of the most promising, climate-smart crops – cassava. Research published by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program earlier this year found that this vital food crop – consumed by around 500mRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Cassava @en, Climate Change

Uganda cassava conference – leading scientists confirmed

29 May, 2012 by (comments)

An important update from our partners at the Danforth Center: Global gathering features leading authorities on cassava research Presentations to address a wide variety of issues impacting production and food security ST. LOUIS, MO, May 29, 2012—An impressive lineup of the leaders in cassava research and development from around the globe will present during the second scientific conference ofRead More …

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Uganda: Cassava conference to tackle climate change head-on

16 May, 2012 by (comments)

An important announcement from our colleagues at the Danforth Plant Science Center: Global alliance to gather to consider strategies for overcoming challenges of global climatic change at international cassava conference ST. LOUIS, MO, May 15, 2012—The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) will hold its second scientific conference June 18 – 22, 2012 at the Speke ResortRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Cassava @en, Crops @en, Regions