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Cassava, beans and soils, core components of a new project in Haiti

An innovative technological project based on crops and soils was officially launched in Haiti. Its core components are cassava, beans, and soils. Thro Read more...

Drones that target crops for improvement

“We can assess hundreds of trials on the basis of no more than one overview,” said Michael Gómez Selvaraj, crop physiologist with CIAT’s Agrobiodivers Read more...

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...

Mapping cassava beyond deception

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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...

Golden rice inventor visits CIAT

 German scientist Peter Beyer, one of the pioneers of golden rice – a transgenic rice that biosynthesizes beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A – vi 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...

Novel root scanning technique reveals underground plant traits

Crop scientists can now study roots directly in the field without damaging or uprooting them. This revolutionary technique will help breed crop variet 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...

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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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