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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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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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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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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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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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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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