Collaboration with Embrapa–CNPMF in cassava research

Published on 20 May 2011

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Timeline

Start Date: 1 January 2010 | End Date: 31 December 2011

Overview

For many years CIAT and EMBRAPA (particularly at the Mandioca and Fruticultura Center in Cruz das Almas, Bahia) have collaborated productively. CIAT and EMBRAPA have access to most of the genetic variability of cassava and related species. Currently both institutions share resources from projects financed by AgroSalud (through CLAYUCA) and the Generation Challenge Programme (GCP). The former is to develop enhanced diets and the latter aims at screening for new sources of tolerance to biotic and abiotic (particularly drought) stresses in cassava’s wild relatives. Embrapa has invested in cassava research at CIAT to foster the collaboration of both institutions, facilitating training of personnel and visits of emeritus cassava entomologist from CIAT to different regions of Brazil.

Research Partners

  • ARI - Advanced Research Institute
  • EMBRAPA

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