Building an Economically-Sustainable Seed System in Tanzania for Cassava (BEST Cassava)

The overall objective of the BEST Cassava project is to enable the commercial cassava seed system in Tanzania. Through the commercial seed system, farmers will have timely access to quality-declared, disease-resistant and disease-tolerant varieties in the right quantities and at a price they can afford. The adoption of these superior varieties will support farmers to produce high-yielding cassava in the presence of increasing disease pressure.


This project will be used to increase smallholder farmer incomes and food security by scaling up the commercial cassava seed system in Tanzania through which superior, disease-resistant and drought–tolerant varieties will be made available to smallholder farmers.


Regina Kapinga

Project duration

Start: 31 December 2016
End: 30 December 2021

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