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11 Apr, 2016
Linkages between staple crops research and poverty outcomes
The Independent Science and Partnership Council’s (ISPC) Science Forum 2016 from 12 – 14 April in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will ...
06 Apr, 2016
Making use of sweetpotato vines as silage
When James Francis Ojakol enrolled for a Master degree in animal science at Makerere University, he had no idea how ...
31 Mar, 2016
Reinforcing the gender lens in research on value chains and technology adoption
The following post by André Devaux, Claudia Babini, Diego Naziri, Caitlin Kieran, and Evgeniya Anisimova was originally published on the CGIAR Research ...
04 Mar, 2016
What drives consumers to purchase biofortified Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato?
Chinonso Etumnu, Department of Economics, University of San Francisco, examines whether intra-household bargaining power and health information influence consumer acceptance of Orange-Fleshed Sweet ...
16 Feb, 2016
Six steps forward for root and tuber crops
Graham Thiele, Program Director, CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) shares his top six highlights from the ...
14 Jan, 2016
Assessing the impact of Cooperation-88 potatoes in China
Potatoes came to China in the early 1600s but were not a major crop until the 1980s. By 1993, China ...
16 Dec, 2015
A year in review: Highlights from the RTB Annual Meeting 2015
The Annual Review and Planning Meeting of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) took place last ...
14 Dec, 2015
Advancements in cassava processing for SE Asia highlighted at public, private-sector meeting
A cassava-processing workshop held in Bangkok from 2 – 4 December 2015 brought together researchers, and representatives of the private ...
12 Dec, 2015
Potato and Sweetpotato in Africa: Transforming the Value Chains for Food and Nutrition Security
Potato and sweetpotato are two important crops in the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas portfolio and of ...
07 Dec, 2015
Mass Screening of Sweetpotato Germplasm Shows Promise for Climate-Resilient Varieties
Scientists in the International Potato Center’s (CIP) Global Program for Genetic Resources undertook a mass field screening of 1,973 sweetpotato ...
09 Nov, 2015
Roots, tubers and banana plants: Next-generation pig feeds for Uganda
The demand for animal source foods in Uganda is rising as the country’s population continues to grow alongside improved income ...
27 Oct, 2015
New potato storage facilities help Ugandan farmers increase incomes
Potato is a critical source of income and food security in Uganda. However due to constraints, including the high perishability ...