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Achieving sustainable cultivation
of cassava Volume 2
Genetics, breeding, pests and diseases
Edited by: Clair Hershey, formerly International Center for
Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia
"This book will provide a thorough state of the art on cassava research. The book benefits
from bringing together professionals with a broad interdisciplinary expertise in cassava
and a value-chain perspective in their writing. This book will be a welcome source of
knowledge to facilitate the sustainable intensification of cassava farming
globally."Rodomiro Ortiz, Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Swedish University of
Agricultural Sciences, former Deputy Director General/Director of Research for Development,
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA, Nigeria), and Director at the International Crops
Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT, India) and International Center for Maize and
Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT, Mexico)
Originating in South America, cassava is grown in over 100 countries around the world. It is
the third most important source of calories in the tropics after rice and maize. Its caloric
value, as well as its ability to tolerate dry conditions and poor soils, makes it a key food
security crop in developing countries. As demand for food grows, there is an urgent need to
increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and
diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable.
Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving
the cultivation of cassava at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest
storage. Volume 1 starts by reviewing genetic resources, advances in breeding and their
application to produce varieties with desirable traits such as higher yield. It then goes on to
review developments in understanding and managing pests and diseases.
Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 2: Genetic resources, breeding, pests and
diseases will be a standard reference for agricultural scientists in universities, government
and other research centres and companies involved in improving cassava cultivation. It is
accompanied by Volume 1 which reviews cultivation techniques.
Key features:
Assesses developments in genetic resources, genomic information and their application
in marker-assisted breeding of cassava;
Reviews advances in breeding new varieties with enhanced properties such as higher
yield, enhanced nutritional value and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses;
Discusses advances in understanding cassava pests and diseases and integrated pest
management techniques
Academic researchers in crop science; International and national agencies supporting
agricultural development; Companies supplying the agricultural sector (e.g. seed companies)
Editor details:
Dr Clair Hershey is former Cassava Program Leader at the world-famous International
Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia. With a background in plant breeding, Dr
Hershey has previously worked for the FAO and the Global Partnership Initiative for Plant
Breeding Capacity Building (GIPB) and was Editor of Plant Breeding News.
Publication date
31 Aug 2017
£140 / $175 / €170
Hardback: 978-1-78676-004-3
ePub: 978-1-78676-006-7
PDF: 978-1-78676-007-4
Mobi: 978-1-78676-005-0
152 x 229 mm / 6 x 9 in, 322 pages
Colour tables, photos and figures
Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural
Science: no. 21
BIC/THEMA classification
TVQ - Tropical agriculture - practice &
techniques, PSTD - Plant physiology,
PSTL - Plant reproduction &
propagation, PSTP - Plant pathology &
diseases, PSTS - Plant ecology, TVDR -
Irrigation, TVF - Sustainable agriculture,
TVG - Organic farming, TVKF -
Fertilizers & manures, TVP - Pest
Print (exc. US and Canada) and e-books
(worldwide) distributed by NBN
Updated 07/09/17
New title information
Table of contents:
Part 1 Cassava genetic resources and breeding tools
1.Advances in understanding cassava growth and development: Virgílio Gavicho Uarrota, Deivid L. V. Stefen, Clovis Arruda de Souza
(UTM) and Cileide Maria Medeiros Coelho, University of the State of Santa Catarina (UDESC), Brazil; Rodolfo Moresco and Marcelo
Maraschin, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil; Fernando David Sánchez-Mora, Technical University of Manabí, Ecuador; and
Eduardo da Costa Nunes, Enilto de Oliveira Neubert and Luiz Augusto Martins Peruch, Santa Catarina State Agricultural Research and Rural
Extension Agency (EPAGRI), Brazil
2.Conservation and distribution of cassava genetic resources: Michael Abberton, Badara Gueye, Tchamba Marimagne and Folarin
Soyode, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria
3.Developing new cassava varieties: tools, techniques and strategies: Hernán Ceballos, Nelson Morante, Fernando Calle, Jorge Lenis and
Sandra Salazar, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia
4.Molecular approaches in cassava breeding: Luis Augusto Becerra Lopez-Lavalle, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT),
5.Marker-assisted selection in cassava breeding: Ismail Y. Rabbi, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria
6.Advances in genetic modification of cassava: P. Zhang, Q. Ma, M. Naconsie, X. Wu, W. Zhou, National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular
Genetics, CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and J. Yang, Shanghai Chenshan Plant
Science Research Center, Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, China;
Part 2 Breeding improved cassava varieties
7.Breeding cassava for higher yield: Piya Kittipadakul, Pasajee Kongsil and Chalermpol Phumichai, Kasetsart University, Thailand; and
Shelley H. Jansky, USDA-ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit and University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
8.Breeding, delivery, use and benefi ts of bio-fortifi ed cassava: Elizabeth Parkes and Olufemi Aina, International Institute of Tropical
Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria
9.Breeding cassava to meet consumer preferences for product quality: Adebayo Abass, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
(IITA), Tanzania; Wasiu Awoyale, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Liberia and Kwara State University, Nigeria; and Lateef
Sanni and Taofi k Shittu, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Part 3 Managing pests and diseases
10.Diseases affecting cassava: James Legg, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Tanzania; and Elizabeth Alvarez,
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia
11.Integrated management of arthropod pests of cassava: the case of Southeast Asia: Ignazio Graziosi and Kris A.G. Wyckhuys,
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Vietnam
12.Weed control in cassava cropping systems: S. Hauser and F. Ekeleme, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria;
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