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Evaluations/Assessments | March 1, 2010

New Spread of Cassava Brown Streak Virus Disease and Its Implications for the Movement of Cassava Germplasm in the East and Central African Region

C3P Crop Crisis Control Project

Cassava is among the most important food crops in sub-Saharan Africa, and it is facing a new emerging threat in the cassava brown streak virus. This document, written by scientists for the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), discusses the new emergence of this virus and its implications.

CONTENTS

  • Background
  • New Spread
  • Short-Term Recommendations
  • Longer-Term Research Needs
  • References
  • Further Reading