Socio-economic research in the Indo-Swiss Cassava Biotechnology Research 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.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département responsable Haute école des sciences agronomiques, forestières et alimentaires
  • Institut Systèmes de produc- tion agricole éco- nomes en ressources
  • Unité de recherche Agriculture internationale et développement rural
  • Organisation d'encouragement Autres
  • Durée 01.11.2014 - 31.12.2019
  • Responsable du projet Alessandra Giuliani
  • Direction du projet Alessandra Giuliani
  • Équipe du projet Ladina Knapp
    Dominique Guenat
    Pia Clara Fehle
    Alessandra Giuliani
  • Partenaire Central Tuber Crops research Institute (ICAR), Kerala
    ETH Zürich
    Universität Basel
    Central Tuber Crops research Institute (ICAR), Kerala
    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)
  • Mots-clés Cassava, Production, Tamil Nadu, India, adoption of cassava introduced varieties

Situation

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.

Approche

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.