Partnership is central to international agricultural research for development precisely because collaboration mobilizes research results through bringing together diverse actors at international, regional, national and local levels. Partnerships are crucial for the success of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) and form an intrinsic part of the theories of change which make outcomes possible, with the scale and scope of partnerships changing along the research to the development continuum.
RTB is an alliance led by the International Potato Center (CIP) implemented jointly with Bioversity International, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), that includes a growing number of research and development partners.
Other partners and stakeholders
The participation of many partners and stakeholders are central to RTB, and it was an integral part of the initial program planning and proposal. One of the central themes of the program is dedicated to partnerships, and they are part of the “conceptual glue” that keeps the program on track.
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