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16 Nov 2011 description

Les experts sollicitent des fonds et une intervention d’urgence pour protéger la cet aliment de base

16 novembre 2011, Nairobi/Rome - Une nouvelle variante de la maladie du manioc afflige de vastes zones d'Afrique de l'Est, en particulier la région des Grands Lacs, mettant à risque une source cruciale de nourriture et de revenus, selon la FAO.

16 Nov 2011 description

Experts urge funding, swift action to protect staple food crop

16 November 2011, Nairobi - A new variant of a cassava disease is affecting large parts of East Africa, especially in the area's Great Lakes Region, putting a crucial source of food and income at risk, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

FAO experts say Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) is on the verge of becoming an epidemic, and have called for an urgent increase in funding, research, training, surveillance and other measures to help farmers and breeders.