Improving Food Security for 800 Million
Cassava is important to over 800 million in the world, from Africa to Asia. Virus pathogens attack crops and lead to massive losses for farmers, mostly women, and consumers.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies is speeding the discovery of pathogens with its MinION device, a portable, low-cost, real-time DNA and RNA sequencer. It was used by these farmers in Africa to quickly detect viruses and save their cassava crops
This solution has helped the farmers multiply their yields. In this case, the lead farmer can now double her farm-size and build a house