Project: Increasing food security in Central Africa by reducing sweetpotato losses due to weevils and viral diseases using biotechnology
- project duration
- 01-JUL-06 – 30-NOV-09
- The general objective of this project is to improve food security for poor farm families in Central Africa. Using biotechnological approaches that result in products appropriate for use by small farmers, we will engineer sweetpotato varieties to resist weevils and viral diseases, the leading causes of crop loss in the region.