Strengthening NRI collaboration with the CGIAR Research Programme on Roots, Tubers and Bananas

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich recently organised and hosted a Review and Planning Workshop for the project “Driving livelihood improvements through demand-oriented interventions for competitive production and processing of Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTBs)“. The workshop was held at the main campus of the University of Greenwich, London, from 28th to 30th of April 2014.

The project is one of the several initiatives undertaken by the members of the CGIAR Research Programme on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) and sees the active participation of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and La recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD). This is the first time that NRI is involved in implementing an RTB project and it represents the growing reputation of NRI in the domain of roots and tubers research and project implementation, particularly in the field of postharvest research. Read more