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Next generation cassava breeding project

December 21st, 2018

An in-depth film about the impacts of cassava brown streak disease and cassava mosaic disease on cassava production in Tanzania, and scientific efforts to breed resistant varieties using a predictive computational technique called genomic selection. See …

Uganda harvests another successful GM cassava trial

September 20th, 2017 / ISAAA, US

Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) and cassava brown streak (CBSD) are still the most challenging constraints for cassava production in the Sub-Saharan Africa. Some Ugandans describe them as HIV for cassava. Although, there are CMD resistant cassava varieties, it is still a challenge since a good number of farmers have not …

Studying a cassava mosaic disease in order to prevent starvation

July 7th, 2017 / NC State University

Catherine Doyle, a graduate student in NC State’s Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, is doing field work related to a research effort aimed at tackling a disease that threatens the livelihood of people through sub-Saharan Africa. During the three-week field survey, she will work with scientists from Tanzania’s Mikocheni …