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New entomology laboratory, a tribute to two world-class researchers

Starting on January 30, 2015, CIAT’s new entomology laboratory has opened its doors. A scientific research space watched over by the portraits of Anth Read more...

Pest Diagnostics and Ecoinformatics Laboratory at CIAT: A New Weapon in the Prevention and Control of Invasive Tropical Pests

CIAT has a new Pest Diagnostics and Ecoinformatics Laboratory. It brings together a team of entomologists, ecologists and geographers who are integrat 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...

Advancing the fight against cassava diseases in Africa

How to create a “game-changing” vision for cassava disease control in Africa and other regions of the developing world, making the starchy root a clim Read more...

A portable field pathogen detection system for disease-free planting material

When it comes to preventing disease damage to crops, time is of the essence – but so is accuracy. This is why growers and crop experts need better mea 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...

Michigan State University and CIAT train partners in East Africa in bean root rot disease

Bean root rot disease is the major constraint in most bean production areas which occurs mainly due to improper crop rotations and less fertile soils. Read more...

Unraveling the genetic secrets of the insect vectors of crop virus diseases

Jeff Stuart, an insect molecular geneticist from Purdue University, USA, is bringing new ideas and techniques to CIAT’s efforts to combat crop pests a Read more...

Resolving the cassava frog skin mystery through a new diagnostic technique

Through several years of intensive teamwork, CIAT virologists have developed a diagnostic technique to efficiently detect the presence of viruses infe 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...

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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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