RTB presents its 2014 Annual Report – Envisioning Impact: Pathways to Action. The report documents important progress on an array of initiatives during the Research Program’s third year. These include efforts to identify the genetic mechanisms behind key root, tuber and banana traits, and to harness that information for next-generation breeding; collaborative research and training to improve the containment and management of critical diseases and pests affecting RTB crops; and various innovations to improve the storage, processing and commercialization of those crops. Many of these initiatives were strengthened by gender responsive research, as RTB moved forward on mainstreaming gender across its work. We are proud of all that was accomplished under the RTB umbrella in 2014 and we are working hard to improve the planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of our research for development, in order to make the greatest possible contribution to improving food security, nutrition and livelihoods.