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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:12

Cassava varieties tolerant to deadly viral diseases shared across five countries

14 March 2014

Five countries that are severely affected by deadly viral diseases threatening to wipe out cassava in East, Central, and Southern Africa, have joined efforts to tackle the problem. These countries agreed to share their top five varieties that could best withstand these threats. The 25 varieties will then be evaluated in each country to identify varieties well adapted to various cassava-growing regions and acceptable to the local farming communities.

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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 15:06

The Integrated Breeding FieldBook – An African agronomist’s perspective

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For this ‘IBP story-telling season’, our next stop is  very fittingly Africa, and her most populous nation, Nigeria. Travel with us!

Having already heard the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) story on data from Arllet (spiced with a brief detour through Asia’s sun-splashed rice paddies), and on IBP’s Breeding Management System from Mark (where we perched on a corner on his Toulouse workbench of tools and data), we next set out to get an external narrative on IBP, and specifically, one from an IBP user. Well, we got more than we had bargained for from our African safari

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