Cornell receives $25.2M in funding for next generation cassava breeding

Cassava, a rough and ready root crop that has long been the foundation of food security in Africa is finally getting the respect it deserves. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID) are investing $25.2 million to improve the staple crop’s productivity and build human and technical capacity for plant breeding in sub-Saharan Africa.

Publisher: John Carberry – Cornell University

Publishing date: 2012-11-30 10:00:00

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