“Game changing technologies” needed to fight cassava diseases

9 June, 2013 by (comments)

Alarming outbreaks of two devastating cassava diseases in Africa have prompted an alliance of experts to make an unprecedented international commitment to tackle them. Members of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) announced plans for the sweeping set of measures to impede the spread of the flesh-eating cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) and cassava mosaic diseaseRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Asia @en, Cassava @en, Crop diversity, Crops website, Latin America and the Caribbean

CIAT’s “Marge Simpson” cassava featured in The Guardian

11 April, 2013 by (comments)

UK newspaper The Guardian has published an in-depth piece on the potential of cassava as a cash crop in Africa. The article goes into detail about the strange-looking, but highly promising experimental cassava growing at CIAT’s headquarters in Colombia, recently reported here on the CIAT news blog. Tall, compact and likened in appearance both to asparagus and Marge Simpson’sRead More …

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Filed Under: CIAT in the media

Climate change to ruin Valentine’s Day?

13 February, 2012 by (comments)

CIAT’s 2011 study into the possible effects of climate change on the production of cocoa – the key raw ingredient in chocolate  – seems to pop up everywhere these days. It got a mention in this piece from last Friday’s LA Times, along with a report from Climate Nexus which suggests the 30% slump in sugarcane production in IndonesiaRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, CIAT in the media, Climate Change, Regions