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Resilient crops - Flagship Project 3 overview, ISTRC 2018

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James Legg presents an overview of Flagship Project 3 'Resilient crops' of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), during the 18th Triennial Symposium of the International Society of Tropical Roots Crops (ISTRC) in October 2018.

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Resilient crops - Flagship Project 3 overview, ISTRC 2018

  1. 1. S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 Flagship Project 3: Resilient Crops Scientific Highlights JAMES LEGG • ISTRC – CALI, COLOMBIA – OCTOBER 22-26
  2. 2. Flagship overview Flagship project 3 (FP3) aims to close yield gaps of RTB crops arising from biotic and abiotic threats and to develop more resilient production systems, thereby strengthening food security and improving natural resource quality.
  3. 3. Clusters and Cluster Leaders Dr Jan Kreuze CC3.1 – Pest/diseases management Dr Eldad Karamura BA3.3 – Banana fungal & bacterial wilt (Foc/BXW) Dr Stefan Hauser CC3.2 – Crop Production Systems Dr Lava Kumar BA3.4 – Banana viral diseases/BBTV
  4. 4. Clusters and Cluster Leaders Dr Wilmer Cuellar CA3.5 – Cassava biological constraints, Asia/Americas Dr Morag Ferguson CA3.6 – Cassava biological threats, Africa
  5. 5. Key scientific achievements 2017-18
  6. 6. CC3.1 – Management of RTB-critical pests and diseases under changing climates, through risk assessment, surveillance, enhanced modeling and advanced IPM
  7. 7. Data management as part of “Agronomy @ Scale” principles. It is crop independent and can be used for any crop and any type of trial or survey CC3.2 Cropping Systems: Data management principles as part of Agronomy @ Scale can be used for any crop
  8. 8. 8 BA3.3 Banana Wilt Diseases: The March of Fusarium TR4 Zheng et al. (2018) Frontiers In Plant Science (fpls.2018.00457)
  9. 9. c d a b Zhang et al (2018) Identification and evaluation of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 in Musa acuminata Pahang. Euphytica (DOI :10.1007/s10681-018-2185-4)
  10. 10. BA3.4 Banana Viral Diseases / BBTV Improving the livelihoods of smallholder banana producers in Asia and Africa through recovery and containment of banana bunchy top disease R4D Framework and Platform Anchoring BBTD Research Portfolio www.bbtvalliance.org
  11. 11. BBTV surveillance and rapid reporting system BA3.4 Cluster developed a field diagnostic tool for rapid detection of BBTV and a real-time reporting system that can send alerts to quarantine authorities and other relevant agencies for mitigation action ©Lava
  12. 12. CA3.5 Biotic Stresses Asia: Response to CMD in Southeast Asia Local surveys of CMD in Central & Western Cambodia q Visual inspection of CMD spread in Western Cambodia with national authorities (July 2018) q Suspected 4 provinces with CMD CMD diagnostics training at GDA (June 2018) Sample collection (2 days) Diagnostics in the lab (3 days) q Unplanned deliverable for sustainable domestic CMD diagnostics
  13. 13. Strategic Regional Meeting on CMD in South-East Asia (September 2018, Cambodia) q Participants: expert scientists, national researchers and extension officers from 4 countries, donors, and collaborators q Production of a single regional control plan for next 5 years q One day after posting PR in the website, a message reporting an isolated CMD occurrence from another country’s breeder arrived
  14. 14. CA3.6 Cassava Biotic Stresses Africa: Developing a Smartphone App “NuruAI” Video Tutorial
  15. 15. CGIAR-INSPIRE – DigiDiagnostics for RTB Crops Scaling out Cassava app & adding other RTB crops
  16. 16. Thank you

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