When, Where and How will Tropical Root and Tuber Crops Lead the Next Agri-Food Revolution

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Tuesday, October 23 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
COME CLEAN go CLEAN: Are we declaring war to pest and diseases: How epidemiology, pest and disease management, molecular diagnostics, and disease monitoring will shield our crops.

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Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers

Prempeh Ruth Naa Ashiokai

Cassava Breeder/Biotechnologist

Martha Giraldo

Associate professor, University of Puerto Rico
I work for the University of Puerto Rico, Agriculture Experiment Station (AES) were we maintain root crop collections consist of different accessions from yams (Dioscorea spp.), cassava (Manihot esculenta), sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) and tanier (Xanthosoma sagittifolium), these... Read More →
avatar for Maruthi Gowda

Maruthi Gowda

Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
The ISTRC is the only global forum for all tropical root and tuber crops and has been serving the root and tuber crops global community since 1967. Root and tuber crops are becoming increasingly important with respect to contributing to rural and urban livelihoods, food security... Read More →
avatar for Jenyfer Jimenez

Jenyfer Jimenez

Research assistant, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT
avatar for Jan Kreuze

Jan Kreuze

Head Crop and System Sciences Division, International Potato Center
avatar for James Legg

James Legg

Scientist, IITA


Research Officer, Root rops Research Institute

Julian Smith

International Partnerships, Fera Science Ltd
avatar for Mathias Tembo

Mathias Tembo

Senior Agricultural Research Officer, Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Mount Makulu Research Station
I am Agronomist in Plant Protection with a bias towards plant diseases
avatar for Eugene Terry

Eugene Terry

ATECHO and Associates
Root Crops Pathologist - Virus diseases of Cassava, Sweet Potatoes and Yams