Introducing the Cassava Program

  • The Cassava Program
    An introduction to the Cassava Program

  • Cassava Program 2030

    The Cassava Program 2030

    Strong approaches to address major challenges.

  • Cassava Program AR 2020

    Cassava Program Annual Report 2020

    Activities targeted for high impact


Recent Publications of the Cassava Program

  1. Andrade Piedra JL, Almekinders CJM, McEwan MA, Kilwinger FBM, Mayanja S, Delaquis E, Garrett KA, Omondi AB, Rajendran S, Kumar PL, Thiele G (2020) User guide to the toolbox for working with root tuber and banana seed systems RTB (RTB User Guide No 2020 1) CGIAR Research Program on Roots Tubers and Bananas (RTB) Lima Peru
  2. Andrade Piedra, JL, Almekinders, CJM, McEwan, MA, Kilwinger, FBM, Mayanja, S, Delaquis, E, Garrett, KA, Omondi, AB, Rajendran, S, Kumar, PL, Thiele, G (2020) User guide to the toolbox for working with root, tuber and banana seed systems. RTB User guide (RTB User Guide No. No. 2020 1). CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), Lima, Peru.
  3. Chirinda N, Trujillo C, Loaiza S, Salazar S, Luna J, Tong Encinas LA, Becerra López Lavalle LA, Tran T (2021) Nitrous oxide emissions from cassava fields amended with organic and inorganic fertilizers. Soil Use and Management.
  4. Delaquis E, Almekinders CJM (2020) COVID 19, seed security and social differentiation: when it rains, it pours. Food Chain 9, 103–106.
  5. Delaquis, E, Kilwinger, FBM, Slavchevska, V, Rajendran, S, Kikulwe, E, Newby, JC (2021) User guide to experimental auctions of vegetatively propagated seed. RTB User Guide. International Potato Center. (Watch on youtube
  6. Escobar A, Rondet E, Dahdouh L, Ricci J, Akissoé N, Dufour D, Tran T, Cuq B, Delalonde M (2020) Identification of critical versus robust processing unit operations determining the physical and biochemical properties of cassava based semolina (gari). International Journal of Food Science and Technology.
  7. Fernando A, Selvaraj M, Chavarriaga P, Valdes S, Tohme J (2021) A Clearinghouse for Genome Edited Crops and Field Testing. Molecular Plant 14(1):3 5
  8. Irigoyen ML, Garceau DC, Bohorquez Chaux A, Lopez Lavalle LA, Perez Fons L, Fraser PD, Walling LL (2020) Genome wide analyses of cassava Pathogenesis related (PR) gene families reveal core transcriptome responses to whitefly infestation, salicylic acid and jasmonic acid. BMC genomics 21(1):1 8.
  9. Jaramillo AM, Sierra S, Chavarriaga Aguirre P, Castillo DK, Gkanogiannis A, Becerra López Lavalle LA, Arciniegas JP, Sun T, Li L, Welsch R, Boy E, Álvarez D (2020) Characterization of cassava ORANGE proteins and their capability to increase carotenoid accumulation in cassava. PLOS ONE (in press)
  10. Kawarazuka N, Damtew E, Mayanja S, Okonya JS, Rietveld AM, Slavchevska V, Teeken, B (2020) Considering gender in pest and disease management: FAQs for gender responsive data collection and extension work. Lima, Peru: International Potato Center. 4p.
  11. Kawarazuka, N, Damtew, E, Mayanja, S, Okonya, J S, Rietveld, A, Slavchevska, V, Teeken, B (2020) A gender perspective on pest and disease management from the cases of roots, tubers and bananas in Asia and sub Saharan Africa. Frontiers in Agronomy, 2, 7.
  12. Le P D, Labarta A R, Haan de S, Maredia M, Becerra LA, Lien TN, Ovalle T (2019) Characterization of Cassava Production Systems in Vietnam (No. Publication No. 480)
  13. Luna J, Dufour D, Tran T, Pizarro M, Calle F, Garcia Dominguez M, Hurtado IM, Sanchez T, Ceballos H (2020) Postharvest physiological deterioration in several cassava genotypes over sequential harvests and effect of pruning prior to harvest. International Journal of Food Science and Technology.
  14. Marín DV, Castillo DK, López Lavalle LA, Chalarca JR, Pérez CR (2021) An optimized high quality DNA isolation protocol for spodoptera frugiperda JE smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). MethodsX 8:101255.
  15. Monroe JG, Arciniegas JP, Moreno JL, Sánchez F, Sierra S, Valdes S, Torkamaneh D, Chavarriaga P (2020) The lowest hanging fruit: Beneficial gene knockouts in past, present, and future crop evolution. Current Plant Biology 24:100185.
  16. Moreno JL, Tran T, Cantero Tubilla B, Lopez Lopez K, Becerra Lopez Lavalle LA, Dufour D (2020) Physicochemical and physiological changes during the ripening of Banana (Musaceae) fruit grown in Colombia. International Journal of Food Science and Technology.
  17. Newby J, Smith D, Cramb R, Delaquis E, Yadav L (2020) “Cassava value chains and livelihoods in South East Asia”. Regional research symposium held at Pematang Siantar, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 1–5 July 2019, ACIAR Proceedings Series No 148, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra
  18. Newby J, Smith D, Cramb R, Thuy CTL, Youabee L, Sareth C, Tanthaphone C, Soperith S, Hadiutomo W, Dũng LV, Nam NV (2020) “Can the private sector help deliver improved technology to cassava smallholders in Southeast Asia?”, Knowledge Management for Development Journal, April 2020.
  19. Newby J, Thuy CTL (2021) Asian Cassava Market Update 2021
  20. Ospina MA, Pizarro M, Tran T, Ricci J, Belalcazar J, Luna JL, Londoño LF, Salazar S, Ceballos H, Dufour D, Becerra Lopez Lavalle LA (2020) Cyanogenic, carotenoids and protein composition in leaves and roots across seven diverse population found in the world cassava germplasm collection at CIAT, Colombia. International Journal of Food Science and Technology.
  21. Perez Fons L, Ovalle TM, Maruthi MN, Colvin J, Lopez Lavalle LA, Fraser PD (2020) The metabotyping of an East African cassava diversity panel: A core collection for developing biotic stress tolerance in cassava. PLOS one 15(11):e0242245.
  22. Slavchevska V (2021) Inclusive tools for collecting data on women's and men's willingness to pay for seed [tools]
  23. Tran T, Zhang X, Ceballos H, Moreno JL, Luna J, Escobar A, Morante N, Belalcazar B, Becerra Lopez Lavalle LA, Dufour D (2020) Correlation of cooking time with water absorption and changes in relative density during boiling of cassava roots. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 56, 1193–1205.

CRP on Roots, Tubers and Bananas

CIAT Annual Reports

CIAT Blog and other relevant publications

Contact details

We are located at various places around the world to be close where we want to achieve impact. You can contact us at our HQ in Cali-Colombia, where you can find out more.