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The cassava biotechnology network and African agriculture research and development programmes
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In modern biological research, cassava has been an orphan crop, because most advances have taken place in developed countries where cassava is not grown. In order for cassava to profit from biotechnology, efforts around the world must be pooled, integrating developing countries into the process. The Cassava Biotechnology Network fosters developments which are environmentally acceptable and promote the well being of small-scale farmers within sustainable cassava production systems. The network will merge the experience of CIAT, IITA, national programmes, and advanced research organizations. It will serve as a forum of exchange for the development of new proposals and increased awareness of biotechnology issues. The network will also play a role in catalyzing and monitoring the direction of biotechnology research towards developing country priorities, and in facilitating the transfer of technology to national programmes and other developing country organizations; Research networks; Development projects; Africa; Colombia Manihot esculenta; Redes de investigación; Proyectos de desarrollo; Africa; Colombia Cassava; Yuca;CIAT Autor; Investigación agraria; Articles in proceedings; Artículos en memorias; Economia y politicas de desarrollo Agricultural research; Development economics and policies.