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Linkages between staple crops research and poverty outcomes

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 ...
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Making use of sweetpotato vines as silage

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 ...
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Reinforcing the gender lens in research on value chains and technology adoption

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 ...
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What drives consumers to purchase biofortified Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato?

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 ...
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Six steps forward for root and tuber crops

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 ...
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Assessing the impact of Cooperation-88 potatoes in China

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 ...
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A year in review: Highlights from the RTB Annual Meeting 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 ...
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Advancements in cassava processing for SE Asia highlighted at public, private-sector meeting

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 ...
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Potato and Sweetpotato in Africa: Transforming the Value Chains for Food and Nutrition Security

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 ...
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Mass Screening of Sweetpotato Germplasm Shows Promise for  Climate-Resilient Varieties

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 ...
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Roots, tubers and banana plants: Next-generation pig feeds for Uganda

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 ...
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New potato storage facilities help Ugandan farmers increase incomes

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 ...
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