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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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New portal for gender-responsive agricultural research for development

New portal for gender-responsive agricultural research for development

When it comes to agricultural systems, women and men don’t always see eye to eye. Their preferences, experiences, and the ...
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Co-creating a Theory of Change for the Genebank Initiative

Co-creating a Theory of Change for the Genebank Initiative

A new online process that enabled the Initiative Design Team (IDT) with a large group of genebank managers collaboratively to ...
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The golden eggs that keep on giving

The golden eggs that keep on giving

Ask any child who is well versed in Aesop’s fables and you will learn that golden eggs can be a ...
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Teaming up for more impactful breeding

Teaming up for more impactful breeding

Breeders, economists, gender specialists, and food technologists gathered to advance new approaches to breeding crop varieties that people will want ...
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RTB crops surge in developing countries

RTB crops surge in developing countries

The production of root, tuber and banana crops (RTB crops) in developing countries has surged since 1960. A review recently ...
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The RTB Toolbox: Building capacities for seed systems development

The RTB Toolbox: Building capacities for seed systems development

Twimanye Makoye is a commercial sweetpotato farmer in Bukombe District in Northwest Tanzania. He produces sweetpotato roots on about 14 ...
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New approaches to breed more inclusive crop varieties

New approaches to breed more inclusive crop varieties

New crop varieties can help farmers thrive in difficult agricultural conditions, feed families and create livelihoods when sold or processed ...
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