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Understanding farmers’ willingness to pay for root, tuber and banana crop planting material

Understanding farmers’ willingness to pay for root, tuber and banana crop planting material

Experimental auctions reveal the true willingness of farmers to pay (WTP) for various farming inputs. This is one of the ...
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A day to remember: Scientists and processors exchange on the changes in the cassava value chain in Colombia over the past 20 years

A day to remember: Scientists and processors exchange on the changes in the cassava value chain in Colombia over the past 20 years

With funding from the Roots, Tubers and Bananas Research Program (RTB), the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) led a ...
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Agrobiodiversity essential to sustainable food systems for the future

Agrobiodiversity essential to sustainable food systems for the future

A new book from MIT Press proposes and develops an expanded concept of agrobiodiversity, which, it points out, will be ...
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Today’s diets are eating away at our future food supplies, but we can change this

Today’s diets are eating away at our future food supplies, but we can change this

“Monitoring the status of genetic diversity of agrobiodiversity (of which RTB crops are part of) in genebanks, on farms, and ...
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Major investment in Food and Nutrition Security research at NRI

Major investment in Food and Nutrition Security research at NRI

On behalf of CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas we would like to congratulate the Natural Resource Institute ...
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Boosting the bottom line through tech for High Quality Cassava Peel production

Boosting the bottom line through tech for High Quality Cassava Peel production

To feed this growing industry, however, stress on staple crops like maize and corn is increasing, creating competition between grain ...
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Breeding Better Bananas project team meets to take stock, track progress and plan

Breeding Better Bananas project team meets to take stock, track progress and plan

An international team of researchers that is revolutionizing banana breeding in Eastern Africa are this week (27‒29 May 2019) gathering ...
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FoodSTART+ Shares Journey on Gender: Rethinking and Working for Better Balance

FoodSTART+ Shares Journey on Gender: Rethinking and Working for Better Balance

The International Potato Center’s (CIP) FoodSTART+ project has come a long way in ensuring gender equity of the project activities ...
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Innovating for change: Interview with Maria Andrade a sweetpotato champion

Innovating for change: Interview with Maria Andrade a sweetpotato champion

An accomplished sweetpotato breeder and tireless advocate for improving the nutrition and wellbeing of rural children and families, Maria Andrade ...
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Ethiopian farmers help researchers select potato varieties that the market demands

Ethiopian farmers help researchers select potato varieties that the market demands

Potato is important to food security and a cash crop in Ethiopia with high potential to improve the livelihoods of ...
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Balangiga Farmer – Fisherfolk women learn how to make food products from dried cassava grates

Balangiga Farmer – Fisherfolk women learn how to make food products from dried cassava grates

Who knew so many different products could be made from cassava? Now thanks to the Aqua-based Business School (ABS), some ...
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An Integrated, Economically-Sustainable Cassava Seed System is Emerging in Nigeria

An Integrated, Economically-Sustainable Cassava Seed System is Emerging in Nigeria

The meeting, reflected on the activities of the project in the past three years to foster a sustainable seed system ...
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