Enabling agribusiness development for scaling quality cassava seed systems for control of major viral diseases in Rwanda and Burundi

Project Goals
  • Diversify the availability of end-user-preferred cassava varieties with strong resistance to Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) and Cassava Mosaic Diseases (CMD) in Rwanda and Burundi.
  • Develop, test, and tailor different cassava seed system agribusiness models with and for different groups of seed multipliers.
  • Assess and address constraints and opportunities at farm and institutional levels for upscaling formal or informal cassava seed system models in collaboration with all the seed chain actors.


Tumwegamire , Silver (IITA)

Project duration

Start: 01 April 2019
End: 31 March 2022

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