Surveillance and control of cassava diseases in Africa - International meeting results in Pan-African cassava disease network

Jean-Michel Lett 1 Michel Roux-Cuvelier 1 Abdou Azali Hamza 2, 3 H. Atta Diallo Larry Beach Henri Brouchoud Christophe Brugidou 4 W. Cuellar Hélène Delatte 1 Jacques Dintinger 1 Apollinaire Djikeng Marie-France Duval 5 Malika Ethel Maruthi Gowda Emmanuel Jouen 3 Ralf Koebnik 6 Ousmane Koita Daouda Koné 7 K. Nazaire Kouassi Kossi Kpemoua Peter Kulakow P. Lava Kumar James Legg Kouame Offei Emmanuel Okogbenin Joseph Onyeka Stéphane Poussier 3 D. Marian Quain Jacqueline Rakotoarisoa 8 Isabelle Robene-Soustrade 1 A. Rwomushanalvan B. Sankung Sagnia Abdourahamane Sangare Peter Sseruwagi Fidèle Tiendrébéogo 9 Philippe Vernier Christian Vernière 1 Stephan Winter 10 Anabela Zacarias Innocent Zinga 1, 3, 11 Valerie Verdier 12 Bernard Reynaud 1 Claude Fauquet
Abstract : Cassava is the most important vegetatively propagated food staple crop in Africa. Even if its vegetative propagation through stem cuttings has many advantages, it also represents its Achilles heel. Pathogens are passed from one generation to the next and can easily accumulate, threatening cassava production. Two viral diseases are currently considered to be the greatest global threat to cassava production in Africa. Faced with the gravity of this situation, 43 scientists from African national and regional institutions and international agricultural research centres met in Saint-Pierre, La Réunion Island from 10 to 13 June 2014, to contribute to the surveillance and control of cassava diseases and pests that threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions Africans. The main action was to consolidate and develop a global alliance against cassava diseases in Africa and a strategic action plan with several international initiatives for the coming years. Firstly, the establishment of a Pan-African Cassava Surveillance Network (PACSUN) with an interactive website and an International Cassava Transit Site (ICTS) in La Réunion. Secondly, the development of diagnostic technologies to better identifying viruses, bacteria and vectors, and a comprehensive educational and training plan to support all these activities. (Texte intégral)
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World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops, Jan 2016, Guangxi, China. Electronic Proceedings of World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops, 2016
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Jean-Michel Lett, Michel Roux-Cuvelier, Abdou Azali Hamza, H. Atta Diallo, Larry Beach, et al.. Surveillance and control of cassava diseases in Africa - International meeting results in Pan-African cassava disease network. World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops, Jan 2016, Guangxi, China. Electronic Proceedings of World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops, 2016. 〈hal-01456753〉

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