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Enhanced genetic resources
Adapted productive varieties and quality seed
Nutritious food and added value
Improved livelihoods at scale
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Golden eggs: collective assets for One CGIAR
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Banana Research Priority Assessment
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CGIAR Gender and Breeding Initiative
Breeding Better Bananas
31 Jan, 2013
A Focus on Planting Material to Help Small Holders Increase Harvests
An RTB project has recently got underway to identify the main causes of “seed degeneration” in roots, tubers and bananas, ...
25 Jan, 2013
Progress and Plans for Roots, Tubers and Bananas
RTB Update – January 2013 In January of 2013, we are celebrating RTB’s first anniversary! We closed the first year ...
14 Jan, 2013
Strengthening RTB through gender awareness
Interview with Gender Specialists Eva Rathgeber and Kayte Meola, two experts helping to implement a Gender Strategy for RTB RTB ...
14 Dec, 2012
Weaving gender into roots, tubers and bananas
25+ people - men and women in equal numbers - met in Montpellier around the RTB work program to discuss ...
04 Nov, 2012
GCARD2 and the “justly famous” RTB program
RTB Director Graham Thiele’s blog on his participation at the GCARD2 Conference in Punta del Este, Uruguay (5 November 2012) ...
18 Oct, 2012
RTB Update – October 2012
A new blog update from Roots, Tuber and Bananas Program Director Graham Thiele after the team meetings in Nigeria. It ...
16 Oct, 2012
Interview with Dr. Rodomiro Ortiz
Dr. Ortiz was interviewed during the 16th symposium of the ISTRC at the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria ...
10 Oct, 2012
‘Soft launch’ in Nigeria for Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), a CGIAR Research Program
More than 25 people involved in RTB-related programs and partner organizations gathered in Nigeria between 25 September and 3 October, ...
25 Sep, 2012
Improving livelihoods through Roots, Tubers and Bananas
The triennial ISTRC symposium in Abeokuta offers a unique platform for interaction among scientists from different backgrounds across the world ...
21 Sep, 2012
Six Steps for RTB Priority Setting
Find out about the six stage research process that ensures that the strategic definition of RTB priorities incorporates the views ...
06 Sep, 2012
Sweetpotato: priority setting … with you!
Help us define priorities by filling out the Sweetpotato Research Survey for 2012. The CRP-RTB is assessing priorities to help ...
03 Aug, 2012
Building new synergies and setting a new course collaboratively with the Global Cassava Partnership
Best bets for cassava research: an agenda for priority setting” Social scientists from IITA, Bioversity, CIAT, and CIP who worked ...