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24 Jul, 2019
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 ...
22 Jul, 2019
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 ...
18 Jul, 2019
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 ...
11 Jul, 2019
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 ...
02 Jul, 2019
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 ...
01 Jul, 2019
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 ...
25 Jun, 2019
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 ...
24 Jun, 2019
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 ...
14 Jun, 2019
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 ...
07 Jun, 2019
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 ...
27 May, 2019
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 ...
23 May, 2019
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 ...