A cartoon booklet to help farmers fight cassava witches broom disease in Asia

Cassava witches broom is a disease caused by phytoplasmas transmitted through infected stakes and by insect vectors. It had been reported in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and the Philippines. The disease may seriously affect yields, starch quality and the availability of clean planting material.

This booklet was designed to assist farmers identify diseased plants, eliminating them as well as the risk of spreading the disease, and reproduce healthy plants.

  • Almost no text so that the information is accessible to farmers who do not know how to read
  • Translated in several local languages including Khmer, Vietnamese, and Lao
  • Designed by Vietnamese cartoonist TangFly, who is familiar with local culture and beliefs, and helped make the booklet as comprehensible as possible