NRI Cassava Programme

To exploit virulent strains of the endosymbiotic bacteria, Wolbachia, as a novel biocontrol agent for controlling the harmful insect pest, whitefly in order to protect African cassava from destructive whitefly-transmitted plant viruses.

Dates: 01-05-2012 to 31-10-2013 | Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Organisations

Lead organisation: NRI, UK

Partners: India, Tanzania,