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Scaling Readiness: A scientific approach to scaling innovations

Scaling Readiness: A scientific approach to scaling innovations

Scaling innovations is one of the biggest challenges facing research and development organizations. The international community invests significant resources in ...
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Breeding for Better Gender Equity

Breeding for Better Gender Equity

A pilot study to validate tools that will help breeders to pay more attention to gender is about to be ...
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After 10 years, Triple S has brought back sweetpotato to us

After 10 years, Triple S has brought back sweetpotato to us

1st Amburse Kebele in East Badewacho district was once known as a prolific sweetpotato growing kebele in the Southern region ...
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Harnessing the power of metabolomics to speed and improve breeding

Harnessing the power of metabolomics to speed and improve breeding

Plants produce thousands of smallish chemical compounds known as metabolites. Like a DNA fingerprint, which offers a portrait of a ...
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Sensory profiles help cassava breeders develop  desirable new varieties

Sensory profiles help cassava breeders develop desirable new varieties

Detailed and descriptive profiles of different kinds of gari in Benin have been established through work under the CGIAR Research ...
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Roots, tubers and bananas key ingredients of a more sustainable food future

Roots, tubers and bananas key ingredients of a more sustainable food future

A new report from the World Resources Institute points to ways in which roots, tubers and bananas are important ingredients ...
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New book offers science-based information to guide potato research and development

New book offers science-based information to guide potato research and development

Few people are aware that the potato is the third most important global crop in terms of human consumption. It ...
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CIAT and partners fight cassava diseases in Southeast Asia with new project

CIAT and partners fight cassava diseases in Southeast Asia with new project

In Southeast Asia (SEA) cassava is both a food crop and an industrial crop. This gives the plant, which is ...
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Network analysis reveals where to act effectively in seed systems

Network analysis reveals where to act effectively in seed systems

An innovative approach to seed systems, spearheaded by scientists working with the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas ...
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Spotlight on Village Seed Entrepreneurs making money from cassava stems in Nigeria

Spotlight on Village Seed Entrepreneurs making money from cassava stems in Nigeria

In March of 2019, we visited Village Seed Entrepreneurs (VSEs) in Benue State, Nigeria, that were established as a part ...
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From Knowledge to Income – Martha Lawrance is recognised as a leading sweetpotato vine multiplier

From Knowledge to Income – Martha Lawrance is recognised as a leading sweetpotato vine multiplier

Martha Lawrance is a 49-year-old woman from the Chogsia, Wa West District of the Upper West Region in Ghana. She ...
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Guardians of the Native Potato: 5th Annual Assembly of AGUAPAN

Guardians of the Native Potato: 5th Annual Assembly of AGUAPAN

Indigenous farmers from the central Peruvian Andes gathered in Paucará, Huancavelica for the 5th Annual Assembly of AGUAPAN (Association of ...
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