The Cassava Disease Surveillance (CDS) is a virtual network for rapid preliminary diagnosis of cassava diseases by visual inspection of symptomatic plants submitted as ‘digital images’ by an internet enabled device such as smartphone, touch pad, computer and other. The CDS programs also supports follow-up inspections and laboratory testing of suspect samples for accurate diagnosis and offer solutions for prevention and management. Ultimate aims of the CDS are to protect cassava crops from destructive diseases by early diagnosis and control interventions to safeguard and improve cassava yields in the farmers’ fields; and rapidly identify invasive pathogens (e.g. cassava brown streak) and prevent them from establishing in new geographic regions. The CDS is an open access platform managed by a team on national and international experts. Select appropriate program and register to become a member of the network.
CDS supports monitoring, diagnosis, prevention and management of Cassava diseases