FoodSTART+ Shares Journey on Gender: Rethinking and Working for Better Balance

May 23, 2019 rtbcomms

The International Potato Center’s (CIP) FoodSTART+ project has come a long way in ensuring gender equity of the project activities since its inception in 2015. The project gender-related milestones, challenges, and lessons were shared during the 10th General Assembly of the IFAD Philippines Gender Network (IPGN) held in Winaca Eco-Cultural Village, Tublay, Benguet from 7-10 […]

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Innovating for change: Interview with Maria Andrade a sweetpotato champion

May 15, 2019 rtbcomms

An accomplished sweetpotato breeder and tireless advocate for improving the nutrition and wellbeing of rural children and families, Maria Andrade is also RTB’s first female flagship leader. She recently set aside time from her busy research and project management work in Mozambique to discuss her passion for science, plant breeding, and the power of education […]

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Ethiopian farmers help researchers select potato varieties that the market demands

May 14, 2019 rtbcomms

Potato is important to food security and a cash crop in Ethiopia with high potential to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, who account for 83% of the total population and hold 95% of agricultural land. It is widely grown in the highland areas and is one of the few fast growing commodities expanding into […]

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Balangiga Farmer – Fisherfolk women learn how to make food products from dried cassava grates

May 8, 2019 rtbcomms

Who knew so many different products could be made from cassava? Now thanks to the Aqua-based Business School (ABS), some Filipino fisherfolk women trained in food processing are ready to get down to business.      Eight members of the Fisheries and Agricultural Crop Producers Association of Bacjao (FACPAB) from Balangiga, Eastern Samar, were trained on […]

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An Integrated, Economically-Sustainable Cassava Seed System is Emerging in Nigeria

May 2, 2019 rtbcomms

The project “Building an Economically Sustainable Integrated Seed System for Cassava (BASICS)” came together with its stakeholders to review progress and plan the way forward between 11th and 13th of March 2019 at the IITA Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. The meeting, reflected on the activities of the project in the past three years to foster […]

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RTB in the Media

FoodSTART+ featured in the latest iMPACT magazine issue

Apr 22, 2019 rtbcomms

FoodSTART+ Principal Investigator, Diego Naziri, and CIAT Market Access Specialist, Brice Even shared how the partnership between grant projects and investment projects can facilitate taking innovations to scale. From the experience of FoodSTART+, the success of the project highly depends on the outcome of the partnership with investment projects — who are the primary drivers […]

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University of Florida Researchers Develop Model to Help Keep Crop Seeds Healthy

Apr 11, 2019 rtbcomms

Working with international researchers, University of Florida scientists have developed a model that will help protect good seeds, which are necessary to plant healthy crops and determine what areas are at higher risk for unhealthy seeds. In many parts of the world, people lack adequate access to nutritious food because there aren’t enough quality seeds […]

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Calling On Nature To Combat Insect Pests In Vietnam’s Cassava Crop

Jun 7, 2018 RTB

“Good bugs, huh?” –farmers and homeowners alike all too often give a blank stare when questioned about the beneficial insects that occur on their respective farm, backyard or flower patch. Though insects abound within natural and agricultural ecosystems across the globe, and a fair share of them provide vital services to humanity, we as human […]

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