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Breeding Better Bananas
02 Nov, 2020
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 ...
13 Oct, 2020
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 ...
24 Sep, 2020
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 ...
10 Sep, 2020
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 ...
01 Sep, 2020
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 ...
23 Aug, 2020
Which varieties of roots, tubers, and bananas do farmers and other users want in Africa, and how can breeding programs meet their needs better?
It is critical to know which varieties are being adopted and why, both to show the value of investment in breeding and seed systems, but also to learn what ...
18 Aug, 2020
A food system integration story: Fish with roots, tubers and bananas
What do catfish and bananas have in common? No, this is not a riddle or the start of a bad ...
09 Aug, 2020
Inclusive innovation in agricultural value chains
A participatory approach to market innovation and development pioneered in the Andean region in the early 2000s is helping to ...
09 Aug, 2020
What have we learned about the Science of Scaling?
A research project may have all the requisites for solving a specific food security or nutritional challenge. Yet all too ...
31 Jul, 2020
Designing resilient farming systems that can better meet farmers’ complex needs and confront future challenges
What strategies should farmers take in order to improve their resilience to climate change and increasingly frequent and severe pest ...
22 Jul, 2020
Policy options to improve access to quality seed in Vietnam
Vietnam’s Plan for Zero Hunger by 2025 calls for increasing access to nutritious foods and the diversification of diets throughout ...
03 Jul, 2020
Fostering a sustainable cassava seed system for Nigeria
When the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Seed System for Cassava (BASICS) project was launched in April of 2016, cassava ...