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RTB in the media
Golden eggs: collective assets for One CGIAR
RTB Strategic Assessment Documentation
RTB Toolkit for Strategic Assessment – Banana Case
Gender-responsive agricultural research for development
RTB seedsystem toolkit
African Consortium for Foc TR4
CGIAR Gender and Breeding Initiative
Breeding Better Bananas
10 Feb, 2021
RTB pushes for gender-responsive technology design and deployment
Women in smallholder farm households do much of the work on roots, tubers and bananas. They produce and process the ...
04 Feb, 2021
Developing operational guidance for scaling agricultural innovations in One CGIAR
Scaling innovations has become a top priority in One CGIAR. This means to enable the use of innovations (including products, ...
04 Feb, 2021
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 ...
18 Jan, 2021
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 ...
14 Jan, 2021
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 ...
06 Jan, 2021
Thriving with complexity
Agricultural innovation arises through the dynamic interactions of the actors who grow, process, distribute and consume farm products. An innovation ...
15 Dec, 2020
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 ...
30 Nov, 2020
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 ...
18 Nov, 2020
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 ...
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 ...