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Making an Impact: 2018 Annual Report

Making an Impact: 2018 Annual Report

We excited to share our 2018 Annual Report entitled ‘Making an Impact’. We invite you to explore the report website, ...
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Study sheds new light on roles of women and men on RTB farms

Study sheds new light on roles of women and men on RTB farms

Results from a household survey of farmers in Rwanda and Burundi challenge our stereotypes about how women and men engage ...
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Scaling up the use of Orange Fleshed Puree for Baked and Fried Products

Scaling up the use of Orange Fleshed Puree for Baked and Fried Products

In late May the International Potato Centre (CIP) organized a stakeholder engagement and launch meeting in Nairobi, Kenya bringing together ...
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Scientists show which genetic loci is associated with bunch weight in highland banana

Scientists show which genetic loci is associated with bunch weight in highland banana

Scientists have, for the first time, located the position of major quantitative trait loci associated with bunch weight and its ...
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More equitable crop improvement

More equitable crop improvement

Ensuring plant breeders can take women into account M9 is the code name of a new banana variety developed for ...
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Researchers look deep under the banana’s skin

Researchers look deep under the banana’s skin

The very thing that makes bananas so easy to eat – they don’t have seeds – also makes them hard ...
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World Food Prize Selects Gender-Focused Plant Breeder as the Recipient of the 2019 Norman Borlaug Award For Field Research and Application

World Food Prize Selects Gender-Focused Plant Breeder as the Recipient of the 2019 Norman Borlaug Award For Field Research and Application

On behalf of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas and the Gender and Breeding Initiative, we would ...
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Guiding farmers to safer use of pesticides in Rwanda and Burundi

Guiding farmers to safer use of pesticides in Rwanda and Burundi

It’s hard to overstate the importance of root, tuber, and banana (RTB crops) for smallholder farmers in the Great Lakes ...
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On farm:  exploring the genetic diversity of RTB hotspots

On farm: exploring the genetic diversity of RTB hotspots

This June, scientists from all over the world convened in the south of France for a unique conference. Held every ...
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Climate change and rising population put pressure on essential crops in low-income regions

Climate change and rising population put pressure on essential crops in low-income regions

Crops such as bananas, potatoes, and cassava are essential to food security in the world’s poorest regions. By 2050, their ...
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How RTB researchers try to develop the potential of RTB seed systems

How RTB researchers try to develop the potential of RTB seed systems

Roots, tubers and bananas share one characteristic that unites them in the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tuber and Bananas ...
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Understanding farmer concerns to improve pest and disease management

Understanding farmer concerns to improve pest and disease management

Insect pests and diseases are high on the list of concerns for farmers of root, tuber, and banana (RTB) crops ...
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