Indo-Swiss Cassava Network

Within the Indo-Swiss Cassava Network the socio-economic study wants to propose a model for an integrated cassava seed system for improved genetic material linking formal and informal seed systems and involving the main stakeholders.


  • Lead-Departement Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften
  • Institut Ressourceneffiziente landwirtschaftliche Produktionssysteme
  • Forschungseinheit Internationale Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung
  • Förderorganisation Andere
  • Laufzeit 01.11.2017 - 31.12.2019
  • Projektverantwortung Karin Zbinden
  • Projektleitung Karin Zbinden
  • Projektmitarbeitende Alessandra Giuliani
    Urs Scheidegger
    Rahel Wyss
    Sebastian Mengel
    Karin Zbinden
  • Partner ISCB Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology
  • Schlüsselwörter cassava seed system, industrial cassava production, planting material distribution system


The impact will be 1-3 model(s) of an efficient seed distribution system and availability of, among others, CMD resistant lines to the stakeholders in manner that will have to be further improved and tested by the stakeholders over time.


Based on a literature research and meetings with experts 1-3 model(s) will be sketched and discussed / validated together with Southern Indian stakeholders in the cassava development, multiplication, production and processing sector: scientists, extension service, farmers, farmers' associations, cassava industrials, and experts from seed companies. The model will be further developed and discussed during meetings with experts and within the ISCB Cassava Network.