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First International meeting on cassava plant breeding, biotechnology and Ecology

Brasilia 11-15 November,2006


Organized by the University of Brasilia
 The Ministry of Environment, Brasilia, Brazil


- Theme

                Cassava improvement to improve livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa and northeastern Brazil.

                     abstract sessions

                1. Wild species and landraces to enhance nutritional value

                2. Management of reproduction and propagation systems

                3. Biotecnology tools and breending methods

                4. Conservation and evalution of genetic resources

                5. Cassava as a feed and for industry

                6. Ecology and ecosystems

- Program

                Oral presentation and posters on the above subjects

                Visit to the living collection of wild Manihot species, interespecific hybrids and cassava landraces at the Univesidade de Brasília

                Visit to cassava plantations and projects around Brasilia

- Photos from the Congress


Dr. S. K. Hahn receives medal of recognition
from her excellency minister of environment

Mr. Ambassador Puri India represents "CTCRi" in
receiving medal of recognition from her excelency
Marina Silva minister of environment


The wild cassava living collection at the Universidade de Brasilia visited by the congress participants


Prof. Nagib Nassar explains to H.E. Minister of Enviroment Marina Silva
Indigenous red cassava



Lectures of the plenary session (First day)


1. Cassava improvement in the tropics: a lesson from Sub-saharan Africa  - Sang-Ki Han(special conference guest) (M-01).


2. Manipulation of cassava genetic resources for the crop improvement -  Nagib Nassar (Brazil).(G-01)


3. Overcoming the challenge of cassava breeding in India - S.G.Nair(India) (I-01)

  Know more about Nair, here


4. Potential of  biotechnology and mutagenesis in genetic improvement of cassava -  Shri Mohan Jain (Finlanda) (B-01).

know more about Shree Mohan, here


5. Sequencing the cassava genome - a milestone for the Global Cassava Partnership - Claude Fauquet (USA) (D-01)


6. Development of QTL affecting starch content and storage root productivity in two F1 populations of non-inbread parents in cassava - Wenquan Wang (China) (D-02)


7. Toxicity and detoxification of cassava bitter cultivars- Darna L. Dourfor (USA) (A-01).

Know more abour Darna , here


All plenary  Lectures are translated simultaneously to Portuguese.



- Lectures of the Second day (with simultaneous translation)

1. Somatic embriogenesis and genetic transformation of Brazilian genotypes of cassava - Francisco Campos (Brazil) (B-02);

2. Comparison of methods for phenotypic adaptability and stability analisys of cassava genotypes for storage roots yield and dry matter content - Marcus Vinícius Kvitschal (Brazil) (I-07).

3. Resíduos de Campos e da industrialização da mandioca: Usos, Tratamentos e potencialidade - Marney Pascoli Cereda (Brazil) (P-01)

4. Sistemas locais de conservação da diversidade da mandioca na amazonia - Laure Empraire e Fernando Mathias (Brazil) (G-03)

5. On-Farm conservation of cassava diversity: A case from Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brazil - Nevaldo Pironi (Brazil) (G-05)

6. Uncovering local understanding of cassava varietal selection at Koudandeng - Obala, Cameroon - Ntumngia Regina NChang (M-02)






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