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The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative

Cassava roots account for more than one third of all kilocalories consumed in many parts of the Great Lakes Region of sub-Saharan Africa. The normally dependable staple crop, particularly of poor small holder farmers, has been compromised by the combined effects of Cassava Mosaic Disease and Cassava Brown Streak Disease. The Great Lakes Cassava Initiative was developed to respond to the cassava crisis.

Click here to read an overview of GLCI, or browse the materials below.

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Videos

A mini-laptop from the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative
   Using Laptops to Save Cassava Crops
Catholic Relief Services used mini-laptops to save cassava crops in Western Kenya.
A participant in the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative

 

   Fighting Cassava Disease in Africa's Great Lakes Region
CRS provided an e-learning solution to help farmers prevent the spread of two major cassava diseases that are threatening the food security of millions of farmers in central and eastern Africa.

Fact sheet

Fact sheet on the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative

 

   Combating Cassava Diseases to Reduce Food Insecurity and Increase Incomes in the Great Lakes Region

Final report

Final Report on the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative

 

  

Case studies

Case studies on the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative   

Brochures

Cassava Brown Streak Disease brochure
   Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD)
Cassava Mosaic Disease brochure   

Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD)

 

Handouts

Cassava Brown Streak Disease handout
   Cassava Brown Streak Disease
Cassava Mosaic Disease handout    Cassava Mosaic Disease

Posters

Cassava Brown Streak Disease poster    Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD)
Cassava Mosaic Disease poster    Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD)

Visual aids

Visual Aids and Key Messages for Cassava Field Workers    Visual Aids and Key Messages for Cassava Field Workers

Dispatches from the field

Mission of the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative    Mission of the Great Lakes Cassava Initiative

Updated on January 11, 2013