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Golden eggs: collective assets for One CGIAR
Ex-ante Impact Assessments
Banana Research Priority Assessment
African Consortium for Foc TR4
CGIAR Gender and Breeding Initiative
Breeding Better Bananas
28 Jun, 2020
No hunger games
Farmers are playing specially designed games intended to give them insights into the collective management of crop diseases — protecting ...
22 Jun, 2020
A video is worth a million sweetpotato vines
Farmer-to-farmer training videos create demand for orange fleshed sweetpotatoes (OFSP) and high-quality planting material. A picture, they say, is worth ...
18 Jun, 2020
Low-tech tool helps fight potato late blight
Late blight is the most destructive potato disease in the world. It affects all potato producers (small-scale, commercial, seed producers, even urban producers) and the annual losses in developing ...
28 May, 2020
Understanding partnership dynamics to facilitate innovation scaling
Research for development organizations like the International Potato Center (CIP), which develop science-based solutions to the challenges faced by millions of smallholders, ...
14 May, 2020
Sweetpotato refuse becomes a valuable resource
Small-scale sweetpotato farmers in Uganda have adopted innovative technologies that not only improve dairy and pork yields, but also reduce ...
29 Apr, 2020
Flexible farming preserves potato diversity… for now
A detailed survey of mountain communities in Peru has revealed that farmers are adjusting to the pressures of climate change ...
16 Apr, 2020
Scaling up the use of cassava peel as animal feed in Nigeria
An innovative process turns cassava waste into valuable livestock feed and is ripe for scaling out. Nigeria is the largest ...
02 Apr, 2020
A compendium of knowledge on tropical roots and tubers
A second edition of the indispensable handbook Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: Cassava, Sweet Potato, Yams and Aroids has been ...
25 Mar, 2020
Reflections on Uganda’s seed systems: building opportunities and addressing constraints
A blog by the RTB seed system research cluster to reflect on lessons from field visits to Uganda’s RTB crop ...
18 Mar, 2020
Scaling vitamin A-rich sweetpotato in Africa
A look back at more than 25 years of work shows how innovation at all levels added a new nutritious ...
10 Mar, 2020
Root and tuber crops have a central role to play in building resilience in Asian agri-food systems
As developing countries cope with the effects of climate change and its impact on agriculture and rural livelihoods, a recently-concluded ...
09 Mar, 2020
For a food system at risk, women are key yet often overlooked
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive ...