NextGen Cassava

Empowering farmers through innovative, sustainable cassava breeding


Another NextGen Cassava PhD earned! Paula Iragaba, @CornellCALS student working with the @GoreLab_Cornell, plans to return to Uganda to continue her research determining smallholder cassava farmer trait preferences, and turning these into quantifiable breeding targets.

We are so proud of and excited for our very own Hale Ann Tufan, winner of the 2019 Borlaug Field Award! Hale's pioneering work ensures that our breeding efforts respond to the needs of all genders and ages, and that our impact is fair and equitable.

A novel technique being tested by @CIAT_ researchers, called aeroponics, is helping #cassava breeders identify the genes that trigger early bulking of roots: @CGIAR

We recently stopped by Braunschweig, Germany to welcome our new partner, @Leibniz_DSMZ_en and Dr. Stephan Winter, #cassava virus expert, to our project! His team is helping us immensely in our objective to breed varieties resistant to the devastating cassava brown streak virus.

Julius Kühn-Institut on Twitter

“Eine Reporterin von @Dlf_Forschung informiert sich bei Dr. Stephan Winter von der @Leibniz_DSMZ_en in unserem Gewächshaus in #Braunschweig üb...