Tag: international institute of tropical agriculture

IITA on how to leverage tech to fight crop diseases

Many crops in Africa are infected by diseases which undermine production and affect livelihoods of farmers. Take Banana Xanthomonas Wilt, a disease that affects banana, one of the major staple crops in Rwanda and the region. Marc Schut, Country Representative for Rwanda at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture discusses how technology is being leveraged to fight this and other crop diseases.