TLF ID M017163
This is a video about the importance of cassava for food security in Africa and how the Regional Cassava Initiative supported small-scale farmers whose crops were affected by viral diseases. Plant virologist James Legg explains the extent of the problem and how the viruses are transmitted, and Burundi farmer Aoron Sebomana tells of the impact of virus infection and how the Initiative helped. Agronomist Salvator Kaboneka outlines how the provision of clean cassava varieties led to stable prices, and Patrick Seruyange from the European Union describes how the Initiative was challenged by a new epidemic. The video concludes that still more effort is needed to sustain cassava growing in Africa.