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Recent News
First report of Lethal Yellowing outbreak in Côte d’Ivoire (2013). Click here

Another initial report on the Lethal Yellowing eruption in Côte d’Ivoire (2013). Click here

Report confirming the association of the CSPW phytoplasma found in Ghanaian coconut palms and lethal yellowing emergence in the Ivory Coast. Click here

Press release highlighting Sporometrics (Canadian) involvement in the Lethal Yellowing spread. Click here

Yaima Arocha-Rosete, J.L. Konan Konan, Atta H. Diallo, K. Allou, and J.A. Scott. Identification and molecular characterization of the phytoplasma associated with the a lethal yellowing-type disease coconut in Côte d’Ivoire. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, Volume 36, Issue 2 (2014): 141-150

COWALY meets with Ivorian partners in Grand-Lahou to set plans to salvage Coconut production in West Africa and to address socio-economic and gender-based challenges (2014). Click here

Ottawa announces COWALY project (2014). Click here

IDRC makes official announcement of the project (December 2014).  Click here

Ethical Review. Click here

Yaima Arocha-Rosete, J.L. Konan Konan, Atta H. Diallo, K. Allou, and J.A. Scott. Click Here Phytopathogenic Mollicutes, Volume 5, Issue 1 (January 2, 2015): S57-S58

Une foire sur le cocotier a eu lieu dans la localité de Badadon (Grand-Lahou) Click Here


COWALY team concludes Toronto training week with a Gender Workshop (2015). Click here for article.

Clear Life Magazine interviews Dr. Yaima Arocha Rosete (March 2016, pg 25).  Click here for full article! 

UNA Training to ANADER March 2016

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Socio-economic impact of the coconut lethal yellowing disease on Ivorian smallholder coconut farm families (September 2016).  Click here for article

IDRC CILY short story plant clinics&field schools(December 2016). Click here for article.

Appreciation Words from Canadian Ambassador in Abidjan April 2016 Click Here to View.

Plant Clinics Video in Grand Lahou 2016 Click Here to View
Detection and identification of the coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma in weeds growing in coconut farms in Côte d’Ivoire: 2016
Detection and differentiation of the coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma in coconut-growing villages of Grand-Lahou, Côte d’Ivoire:  2017
Field schools and plant clinics: effective agricultural extension approaches to fight the coconut lethal yellowing disease and improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Grand-Lahou, Côte d’Ivoire 2017: Click here for article
Microbial diversity in leaves, trunk and rhizosphere of coconut palms (Cocos nucifera L.) associated with the coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma in Grand-Lahou, Côte d’Ivoire: 2017
Identification of Nedotepa curta Dmitriev as a potential vector of the Côte d’Ivoire lethal yellowing phytoplasma in coconut palms sole or in mixed infection with a ‘CandidatusPhytoplasma asteris’-related strain. 2017. Crop Protection journal: 2017
 A farmer field mini-guide was produced for farmers and stakeholders’ 2016.  ENGLISHFRENCH

Policy Briefs generated for policy makers’ 2016. FRENCH 1, ENGLISH 1, FRENCH 2, ENGLISH 2, FRENCH 3, ENGLISH 3

New Disease Report 2017: New Disease Report. 2016. Cote d’Ivoire lethal yellowing phytoplasma in cassava in Grand-Lahou.

New Cote d’Ivoire lethal yellowing management plan: ENGLISH, FRENCH

Environmental management and mitigation plans: ENGLISH, FRENCH

CILY rehabilitation preliminary plan: ENGLISH, FRENCH

IDRC-DFTAD post-project action plan: ENGLISH, FRENCH

Summer Student University of Toronto Microbial diversity in coconut palms affected by CILY:

Dr Yaima Arocha Rosete from Sporometrics Inc. invited to 2017 AGRF (African Green revolution Forum) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, September 2017 to present “South-North partnership in Agricultural Research for Development. Lessons learnt from the coconut disease project in Côte d’Ivoire”: AGRF 2017 Invitation, AGRF 2017 Program


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