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Designing resilient farming systems that can better meet farmers’ complex needs and confront future challenges

Designing resilient farming systems that can better meet farmers’ complex needs and confront future challenges

What strategies should farmers take in order to improve their resilience to climate change and increasingly frequent and severe pest ...
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Policy options to improve access to quality seed in Vietnam

Policy options to improve access to quality seed in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Plan for Zero Hunger by 2025 calls for increasing access to nutritious foods and the diversification of diets throughout ...
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Fostering a sustainable cassava seed system for Nigeria

Fostering a sustainable cassava seed system for Nigeria

When the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Seed System for Cassava (BASICS) project was launched in April of 2016, cassava ...
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No hunger games

No hunger games

Farmers are playing specially designed games intended to give them insights into the collective management of crop diseases — protecting ...
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A video is worth a million sweetpotato vines

A video is worth a million sweetpotato vines

Farmer-to-farmer training videos create demand for orange fleshed sweetpotatoes (OFSP) and high-quality planting material. A picture, they say, is worth ...
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Low-tech tool helps fight potato late blight

Low-tech tool helps fight potato late blight

Late blight is the most destructive potato disease in the world. It affects all potato producers (small-scale, commercial, seed producers, even urban producers) and the annual losses in developing ...
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Understanding partnership dynamics to facilitate innovation scaling

Understanding partnership dynamics to facilitate innovation scaling

Research for development organizations like the International Potato Center (CIP), which develop science-based solutions to the challenges faced by millions of smallholders, ...
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Sweetpotato refuse becomes a valuable resource

Sweetpotato refuse becomes a valuable resource

Small-scale sweetpotato farmers in Uganda have adopted innovative technologies that not only improve dairy and pork yields, but also reduce ...
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Flexible farming preserves potato diversity… for now

Flexible farming preserves potato diversity… for now

A detailed survey of mountain communities in Peru has revealed that farmers are adjusting to the pressures of climate change ...
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Scaling up the use of cassava peel as animal feed in Nigeria

Scaling up the use of cassava peel as animal feed in Nigeria

An innovative process turns cassava waste into valuable livestock feed and is ripe for scaling out. Nigeria is the largest ...
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A compendium of knowledge on tropical roots and tubers

A compendium of knowledge on tropical roots and tubers

A second edition of the indispensable handbook Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: Cassava, Sweet Potato, Yams and Aroids has been ...
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Reflections on Uganda’s seed systems: building opportunities and addressing constraints

Reflections on Uganda’s seed systems: building opportunities and addressing constraints

A blog by the RTB seed system research cluster to reflect on lessons from field visits to Uganda’s RTB crop ...
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