VIRCA Plus is a collaborative project to develop disease resistant and nutritionally enhanced cassava for Africa, with partner institutions in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and the United States.
Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)
National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)
National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
Science Foundation for Livelihoods and Development (SCIFODE)
National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI)
Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) | Nigeria Chapter
National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)
Rwanda Agriculture Board
The Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) is the lead agency for all
technical and field activities.
The Open Forum On Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) Nigeria Chapter supports communications and outreach activities in the country.
Current and past supporters of the VIRCA, Biocassava Plus and VIRCA Plus projects include:
Funding is in the form of cost-sharing and charitable grants that bring no financial benefits to supporters.