Scientists Converge to Save Cassava from Diseases

Scientists from around the world have converged in Blantyre to discuss how they can save the Cassava Crop from diseases considering its potential in boosting the food and economic muscle among small holder farmers in most parts of Africa.

The Africa Cassava Whitefly Project (ACWP) is a global scientific initiative where scientists are developing ways of eradicating the famous Cassava Whitefly which is responsible for the transmission of the two main Cassava viral diseases namely Cassava Mosaic Disease as well as the Cassava Brown Streak.

Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, George Chaponda officially opened the second annual general meeting of ACWP in Blantyre on Tuesday where he articulated the importance the project holds in improving Malawi's economic and food status.



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