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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Dr David Godding (Dept of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge) 'Developing a predictive model for an emerging epidemic on cassava in sub-Saharan Africa'


Friday 30th September 2pm BST.  

Please find more on this seminar series here. and the Zoom link to join the seminar can be found here. 

This talk will focus on how the agricultural productivity of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is severely constrained by pests and pathogens, impacting economic stability and food security. An epidemic of cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), causing significant yield loss, has been spreading rapidly from Uganda into surrounding countries and threatens production in Central and West Africa. We present a landscape-scale epidemic model and apply the model to critical questions concerning ongoing cross-continental spread, surveillance and management.


Coffee Break Seminars are a relaxed online learning and discussion platform for our food security community. Talks take place every Friday during term time at 2 pm, UK time.

Friday, 30 September, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
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