Sixth International Scientific Meeting of the Cassava Biotechnology Network (CBN)
The theme of the meeting is "Adding value to cassava: Applying biotechnology to a small-farmer crop". The CBN is a network linking advanced research institutions and widely dispersed national or regional programs with each other and with producers and consumers. It is part of the Global Cassava Development Strategy, which was initiated by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) six years ago and is now hosted by FAO. The CBN is co-ordinated by the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), one of the 16 research centres supported by the CGIAR. FAO, IFAD and CIAT are among the founding institutions of the newly established Global Partnership for Cassava Genetic Improvement.