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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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Scaling vitamin A-rich sweetpotato in Africa

Scaling vitamin A-rich sweetpotato in Africa

A look back at more than 25 years of work shows how innovation at all levels added a new nutritious ...
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Root and tuber crops have a central role to play in building resilience in Asian agri-food systems

Root and tuber crops have a central role to play in building resilience in Asian agri-food systems

As developing countries cope with the effects of climate change and its impact on agriculture and rural livelihoods, a recently-concluded ...
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For a food system at risk, women are key yet often overlooked

For a food system at risk, women are key yet often overlooked

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive ...
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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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