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Tools4seedsystems: Building a better seed future, together

Tools4seedsystems: Building a better seed future, together

Toolbox for Working with Root, Tuber and Banana Seed Systems Join our launch: Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 15.00-16.00 East African ...
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Review of CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas highlights outstanding achievements

Review of CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas highlights outstanding achievements

A review of Phase 2 (2017–2019) of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) has concluded that ...
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Breaking through the 40% adoption ceiling: mind the seed system gaps

Breaking through the 40% adoption ceiling: mind the seed system gaps

A perspective from the  RTB Seed Systems Community of Practice The promise is that growing improved varieties will end hunger, ...
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RTB pushes for gender-responsive technology design and deployment

RTB pushes for gender-responsive technology design and deployment

Women in smallholder farm households do much of the work on roots, tubers and bananas. They produce and process the ...
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Developing operational guidance for scaling agricultural innovations in One CGIAR

Developing operational guidance for scaling agricultural innovations in One CGIAR

Scaling innovations has become a top priority in One CGIAR. This means to enable the use of innovations (including products, ...
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Scientists convene to reveal new research and tools for combatting a deadly banana disease

Scientists convene to reveal new research and tools for combatting a deadly banana disease

“Pandemic” has become a household term over the past year, but uncontrolled disease outbreaks do not occur solely in humans ...
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Improving the prospects for breeding better bananas

Improving the prospects for breeding better bananas

Plant breeders are generally looking for heterosis, where the offspring of a cross performs significantly better on some measure than ...
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Four ways One CGIAR breeding programs can walk the talk on innovation

Four ways One CGIAR breeding programs can walk the talk on innovation

In the face of accelerated climate change, COVID-19 and growing populations, breeding at One CGIAR has a chance to lead the way towards food ...
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Thriving with complexity

Thriving with complexity

Agricultural innovation arises through the dynamic interactions of the actors who grow, process, distribute and consume farm products. An innovation ...
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Undervalued and underutilized – cocoyam is ripe for development

Undervalued and underutilized – cocoyam is ripe for development

Many readers may never have heard of cocoyam. That’s hardly surprising as this is one of the most neglected crops ...
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Banana seed system innovations – assessing decision-making roles to increase their take-up

Banana seed system innovations – assessing decision-making roles to increase their take-up

Innovations in seed systems can have a powerful impact on crop production, particularly in combating pests and diseases that take ...
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Silage from sweetpotato vines – proven benefits for livestock farmers and feed suppliers

Silage from sweetpotato vines – proven benefits for livestock farmers and feed suppliers

Making silage from sweetpotato vines can be a valuable source of feed for improved animal performance, as well as an ...
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