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Breeding the next generation cassava varieties for Africa: NextGen Cassava empowering farmers through innovative, sustainable cassava breeding

Start: 20.06.2019
Location: JKI | Messeweg 11/12, 38104 Braunschweig | Gebäude K, Raum 303

Beginn 11:00 Uhr

Dr. Chiedozie Egesi
Project leader for the NextGen Cassava breeding project
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA/NRCRI), Nigeria; Cornell University, CALS, USA

The NextGen Cassava Breeding project (NextGen Cassava) is an international consortium of cassava researchers from all continents and seeks to modernize partner cassava breeding institutions in Africa and use cutting-edge tools for efficient delivery of improved varieties of cassava.

The ultimate beneficiaries of this project are the cassava farmers of sub-Saharan Africa, who will receive improved varieties that increase fresh root yields, are more resilient to devastating virus diseases, and exhibit other traits preferred by smallholder farmers.

Guests are welcome!