May 14, 2013
Q&A with CRS’ Stephen Walsh about Cassava Brown Streak Disease, a virus that poses a serious threat to cassava production, affecting 300 million Africans.
May 7, 2012
Cassava, a staple crop grown primarily by women, is the primary food staple of sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for more than half of all calories consumed. In recent years, it has been ravaged by two diseases — Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) and Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) — which can render the roots and leaves inedible. [...]