9th Starch World Asia,

11-13 Feb, 2020 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

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CIAT and partners start new project to curb spread of Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) in Southeast Asia

Posted on : 15 Jan, 2020

 
The outbreak of cassava mosaic disease (CMD) in Southeast Asia has affected yields and put livelihoods under threat. To fight the disease outbreak in the region, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has partnered with various organizations.
 
CMD that first affected plantations in Cambodia and it is now found in over 40 provinces in three countries, including Lao and Vietnam.
 
The new project aims to enhance the resilience of cassava production systems by quickly addressing the evolution of the disease. The project will work on genetics improvement for resistance, disease diagnostic and surveillance, agronomy and the seed system for cassava.
 
The project is expected to mobilize the energy and skills of many partner organizations across six Southeast Asian countries.
 
Apart from CIAT, other partnering in this project are: the University of Queensland; Hung Loc Research Agricultural Research Center (HLARC), the Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI), and the Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI) from Vietnam; the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and the Department of Agriculture and Plant Protection Centre (DOA-PPC) in Laos; the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) in Cambodia; the Department of Agricultural Research (DAR) in Myanmar; Thai Tapioca Development Institute (TTDI), Kasetsart University, and the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS).
 
CIAT is providing ‘An update on the Cassava Mosaic Disease, extent of the damage and how the industry is tackling this issue’ at CMT’s 9th Starch World Asia on 11-13 February, 2020 in Bangkok.
 
Contact Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.
 
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