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

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Wednesday, October 24 • 8:00am - 10:00am
SEEDs or NO SEEDS: What is the dilemma? How to create root and tuber seed systems.

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Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers

Beatrice Aighewi

Researcher, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
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Jorge Andrade-Piedra

Plant pathologist, International Potato Center
Jorge is a plant pathologist at the International Potato Center (CIP) and the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB). He specializes in potato seed systems and late blight epidemiology. Jorge holds a PhD in Plant Pathology from Cornell University in New York.


Research officer, National Root Crop Reaserch institute umudike

Elohor Mercy Diebiru-Ojo

Asst Specialist Cassava Seed Systems, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
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Karen A. Garrett

Professor, CIP / University of Florida
Food systems, plant pathology, networks, seed systems, statistics, R packages, scenario analysis
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Lava Kumar

Head, Germplasm Health & Virology, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Norbert Maroya

Project Leader, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
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Hemant Nitturkar

Project Director, CIP
We are developing an economically sustainable, integrated seed system for cassava in Nigeria. Partnership with private sector, public sector and like minded projects is key to shared success. I will be happy to talk anyone interested in inclusive and sustainable development in Ni... Read More →
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Srinivasulu Rajendran

Agricultural Economist, International Potato Center, CIP
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Francisco Saborio

Researcher, Universidad de Costa Rica
Cocoyam and Taro breeder, research on root rot disease of cocoyam, interest in collaborating research on cocoyam and taro.