Two-hundred million poor farmers in developing countries grow roots, tubers, and bananas (RTBs) for food security and income. But they do not fully benefit from the potential of these nutritious, resilient, and versatile crops. They are constrained by challenges such as low yielding varieties, poor quality seed, stresses from climate change, and poor management. The new CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas for Food Security and Income (CRP RTB) provides a platform to address these challenges more efficiently.
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publishing date: 2012-03-15 00:00:00