Cassava Network

Analysing the cassava planting material and cropping system in the cassava production areas in Tamil Nadu, and the value chain of the derived products, including the variety preferences for quality, performance, starch content, taste.

Steckbrief

  • Lead-Departement Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften
  • Institut Ressourceneffiziente landwirtschaftliche Produktionssysteme
  • Forschungseinheit Internationale Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung
  • Förderorganisation Andere
  • Laufzeit 01.11.2014 - 31.12.2019
  • Projektverantwortung Alessandra Giuliani
  • Projektleitung Alessandra Giuliani
  • Projektmitarbeitende Ladina Knapp
    Prof. Dr. Dominique Guenat
    Pia Clara Fehle
    Alessandra Giuliani
  • Partner Central Tuber Crops research Institute (ICAR), Kerala
    ETH Zürich
    Universität Basel
    Central Tuber Crops research Institute (ICAR), Kerala
    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)
  • Schlüsselwörter Cassava, Production, Tamil Nadu, India, adoption of cassava introduced varieties

Ausgangslage

The aim of the project is to support a biotech research aiming at developing new cassava varieties resistant to CMD/whitefly, by socio-economic investigation on aspects relevant to technology transfer, product development, public acceptance, adoption by end users.

Vorgehen

The project consists in a socio-economic investigation on aspects relevant to adoption and acceptance of cassava new varieties, CMD/Whitefly resistant (genetically modified or not). The research addresses the cassava planting material system, the importance of cassava in the cropping system and in the farmers' income generation/food security in the cassava production areas in Tamil Nadu, as well as the value chain development of derived products and stakeholders' interaction.