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On farm:  exploring the genetic diversity of RTB hotspots

On farm: exploring the genetic diversity of RTB hotspots

This June, scientists from all over the world convened in the south of France for a unique conference. Held every ...
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Climate change and rising population put pressure on essential crops in low-income regions

Climate change and rising population put pressure on essential crops in low-income regions

Crops such as bananas, potatoes, and cassava are essential to food security in the world’s poorest regions. By 2050, their ...
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How RTB researchers try to develop the potential of RTB seed systems

How RTB researchers try to develop the potential of RTB seed systems

Roots, tubers and bananas share one characteristic that unites them in the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tuber and Bananas ...
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Understanding farmer concerns to improve pest and disease management

Understanding farmer concerns to improve pest and disease management

Insect pests and diseases are high on the list of concerns for farmers of root, tuber, and banana (RTB) crops ...
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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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