[New Cassava Varieties for Industrial Use in Colombia's Caribbean Region] The Colombian government released five cassava varieties for industrial use in the Caribbean region. The new varieties are the result of collaborative work between the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research (Corpoica), and the Clayuca Consortium, with the support of the Colombian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and UK's Department for International Development (DFID). CORPOICA-CAISELI, CORPOICA-GINES, CORPOICA-ORENSE, CORPOICA-TAI, and CORPOICA-VERONICA are the names of the new options for the agroindustrial production and development of this crop in the Caribbean region. All of them are suitable for industrial use, but one of them--CORPOICA-CAISELI--also serves for human consumption. It should be highlighted that many of the people forming the cassava agroindustrial chain--from producers to consumers--participated in the development of these varieties, selecting and evaluating clones suitable for local conditions and meeting market requirements.
Keywords: Manihot esculenta; Plant breeding; Varieties; Clones; Selection criteria; Variety trials; On-farm research; Partnerships; Yields; Dry matter content; Cassava; Participatory research; Agroindustrial development; Colombia
Keywords: Manihot esculenta; Plant breeding; Combining ability; Germplasm; Evaluation; Cassava; Colombia
Keywords: Manihot esculenta; Plant breeding; Clones; Genetic inheritance;Genotype environment interaction; Cassava; Colombia
Keywords: Manihot esculenta; Inbreeding; Plant breeding; Cassava; Colombia
Keywords: Manihot esculenta; Carotenoids; Processing; Retinol; Vitamins; Cassava; Colombia
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