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Breeding Better Bananas
23 Aug, 2020
Which varieties of roots, tubers, and bananas do farmers and other users want in Africa, and how can breeding programs meet their needs better?
It is critical to know which varieties are being adopted and why, both to show the value of investment in breeding and seed systems, but also to learn what ...
18 Aug, 2020
A food system integration story: Fish with roots, tubers and bananas
What do catfish and bananas have in common? No, this is not a riddle or the start of a bad ...
09 Aug, 2020
Inclusive innovation in agricultural value chains
A participatory approach to market innovation and development pioneered in the Andean region in the early 2000s is helping to ...
09 Aug, 2020
What have we learned about the Science of Scaling?
A research project may have all the requisites for solving a specific food security or nutritional challenge. Yet all too ...
31 Jul, 2020
Designing resilient farming systems that can better meet farmers’ complex needs and confront future challenges
What strategies should farmers take in order to improve their resilience to climate change and increasingly frequent and severe pest ...
22 Jul, 2020
Policy options to improve access to quality seed in Vietnam
Vietnam’s Plan for Zero Hunger by 2025 calls for increasing access to nutritious foods and the diversification of diets throughout ...
03 Jul, 2020
Fostering a sustainable cassava seed system for Nigeria
When the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Seed System for Cassava (BASICS) project was launched in April of 2016, cassava ...
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 ...