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Fifty years of cassava breeding

Fifty years of cassava breeding

Kasetsart 50 is a progeny that would make any parent proud. KU 50, as it’s called, is a high-yielding cassava ...
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Roots, tubers and bananas in Central Africa are well suited for climate change

Roots, tubers and bananas in Central Africa are well suited for climate change

As the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa becomes hotter and wetter, root, tuber and banana crops (RT&B crops) will ...
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RTB and WUR partners: a strong and fruitful collaboration

RTB and WUR partners: a strong and fruitful collaboration

The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) has a strong and close working relationship with Wageningen University ...
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Roots, tubers and bananas: vital to the One CGIAR portfolio!

Roots, tubers and bananas: vital to the One CGIAR portfolio!

Roots, tubers and bananas are the foundation of food security for millions of people across Asia, Africa and Latin America ...
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Before the outbreak: Stopping plant disease pandemics

Before the outbreak: Stopping plant disease pandemics

COVID-19 and the banana-infecting Fusarium wilt fungus race TR4 have a lot in common besides being acronyms. Both are emerging ...
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AI for diagnosing potato diseases will benefit millions of rural farmers

AI for diagnosing potato diseases will benefit millions of rural farmers

The AI-powered mobile app PlantVillage Nuru has been expanded to include potato diseases, allowing farmers to identify and manage diseases in their field.  In 1845, farmers in Ireland ...
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Golden eggs shine at One CGIAR Transfer Marketplace

Golden eggs shine at One CGIAR Transfer Marketplace

As One CGIAR takes shape it becomes critical to build on the progress already made. Participants in the virtual Golden ...
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Breaking BXW

Breaking BXW

As the coronavirus can quickly spread amongst the human population, the bacteria that causes Xanthomonas wilt of bananas (aka BXW) ...
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Roots and tubers can help households to weather storms

Roots and tubers can help households to weather storms

When super-typhoon Ompong blasted through the northern Philippines in September 2018, farmers who grew sweetpotato and cassava were less affected ...
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RTB and Agrilinks team up to showcase root, tuber and banana contribution to food and nutrition security

RTB and Agrilinks team up to showcase root, tuber and banana contribution to food and nutrition security

During May 2021, the importance of root, tuber and banana crops was highlighted by Agrilinks, an online hub where agriculture, ...
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When is choice empowering?

When is choice empowering?

Plant breeders thought they were on the right track when they released a new hybrid variety of matooke, a variety ...
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The Yams of Konguan

The Yams of Konguan

Once upon a time two women, one very beautiful and one not so beautiful, were gathering wild yams in the ...
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