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Advances in research on biological nitrification inhibition

The creation of a consortium dedicated to researching biological nitrification inhibition (BNI), formed by three Centers of the CGIAR Consortium and t Read more...

Mapping cassava beyond deception

If you know what a lanceolate is, then this blog post is probably not for you. You probably also know what ovoids and elliptics are as well. If you’re Read more...

A notorious lineup

A group of curious observers peer into two translucent bottles lined up on a wall. Labeled “Green lacewing”, the beneficial insects inside – a vital a Read more...

Hot off the press: new cassava reference manual for Asia

The new cassava reference manual, “Sustainable Soil and Crop Management of Cassava in Asia”, by CIAT Emeritus Reinhardt Howeler, is now available from Read more...

New video: Managing mealybugs in cassava

Across the world cassava is grown for its edible starchy tubers. In Asia, cassava has been free from major problems for a long time. But recently, it Read more...

Tropical forages and cassava, two crops that bring China and CIAT closer together

Tropical forages and cassava are the two key crops that have brought together, from South to South, the collaborative partnership between the Chinese Read more...

Witches’ broom – a curse on cassava

The online magazine New Agriculturist recently published the article: Witches’ broom – a curse on cassava, outlining CIAT’s renewed Read more...

Supporting smallscale cassava production in Southeast Asia

Site selection is underway as the Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) Postharvest Processing project on adding value under the RTB CRP gets started. Entit Read more...

Chinese scientists on a cassava fact-finding mission

A team of scientists from the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS) visited CIAT headquarters in early May to explore future possi Read more...

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  • Reinhardt Howeler: Thanks, Keith. It was a pleasure writing this book as it brought back so many good memories of working with cassava, both in Latin America and in Asia. I was lucky that the Nippon Foundation suggested that I write this book and financed its publication. They also wanted a simplified version for farmers and extension workers that could be translated into various languages. The English version of this new book is now going to press in Hanoi, while the Khmer and Vietnamese translations are also ready for printing and the Thai and Chinese translations are still being worked on. In case you are interested in the English version, let me know. My email address is still And let me know where you are working now and what you are doing. Reinhardt
  • Peter de Vroome: Great invention! Could be very usefull in our research in fast detecting CFSD in our planting material. Is this kit already for sale? Peter de Vroome phytopathologist Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (C.E.L.O.S.)
  • German-funded research on climate-smart crop-livestock systemsSupport CIAT: […] Written by: Angela Fernando […]
  • Keith Fuglie: An impressive publication! Reinhardt Howeler has done an incredible job of summarizing lessons from nearly 30 years of work on cassava improvement in Asia. This very successful collaboration between CIAT and national research programs demonstrates what can be achieved through modest but persistent investment in agricultural research, even with a relatively neglected crop grown primarily by poor farm families in marginal environments.
  • Unraveling the genetic secrets of the insect ve...: […] Jeff Stuart, an insect molecular geneticist from Purdue University, USA, is bringing new ideas to unravel the genetic secrets of insect vectors of crop virus diseases (RT @CGIAR: News: Unraveling the genetic secrets of the insect vectors of crop virus...  […]
  • Kellan: i am also working on ppd on cassava. can you please help me find find a suitable protocol to analyse ppd.
  • ALI SALEM IBRAHIM: Hi we looking to start collaborations with ciat center if it,s possible.
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