Cassava brown streak virus poses challenge as varieties succumb (Daily Monitor (Uganda))

Across Africa, cassava is vulnerable to a broad range of diseases as well as less known viral strains across tropical cassava-growing regions. In Uganda, the most common are Cassava Brown Streak Virus (CBSV), which leads to root rot, and Cassava Mosaic Virus (CMV), which shows in yellowing and wrinkled leaves. Dr Titus Alicai, from the National…

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Malawi is Home to Africa’s First Drone Academy

LILONGWE, MALAWI – Malawi this month opened the first African Drone and Data Academy, with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF. The academy aims to improve drone technology skills across Africa, beginning with Malawi and neighborin…