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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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What really counts for farmers – not just the seed, but also where and how to source it

What really counts for farmers – not just the seed, but also where and how to source it

Understanding farmers’ preferences and priorities when it comes to selecting seed is critical to ensuring that technologies for improved planting ...
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Rural women are key for limiting crop pests and diseases

Rural women are key for limiting crop pests and diseases

When a community-led disease management strategy in Ethiopia failed to stave off highly destructive potato late blight, investigations revealed it ...
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CGIAR breeding programs need more than just tech upgrades. They need change management

CGIAR breeding programs need more than just tech upgrades. They need change management

The status quo anchors our minds to the past. Good change management can shake this up. Here are four ways ...
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Strengthening the orange-fleshed sweetpotato value chain in Malawi

Strengthening the orange-fleshed sweetpotato value chain in Malawi

Simple processing is spreading the advantages of orange-fleshed sweetpotato, with benefits for farmers, food producers and family nutrition. The CGIAR ...
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Quelles variétés de racines, de tubercules et de bananes (RTB) les agriculteurs et autres utilisateurs souhaitent-ils en Afrique, et comment les programmes de sélection peuvent-ils mieux répondre à leurs besoins ?

Quelles variétés de racines, de tubercules et de bananes (RTB) les agriculteurs et autres utilisateurs souhaitent-ils en Afrique, et comment les programmes de sélection peuvent-ils mieux répondre à leurs besoins ?

Il est extrêmement important de savoir quelles variétés sont adoptées et pourquoi, à la fois pour montrer la valeur des ...
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