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Golden eggs: collective assets for One CGIAR
RTB Strategic Assessment Documentation
RTB Toolkit for Strategic Assessment – Banana Case
African Consortium for Foc TR4
CGIAR Gender and Breeding Initiative
Breeding Better Bananas
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 ...
19 Feb, 2020
Scaling Readiness: A scientific approach to scaling innovations
Scaling innovations is one of the biggest challenges facing research and development organizations. The international community invests significant resources in ...
13 Feb, 2020
Breeding for Better Gender Equity
A pilot study to validate tools that will help breeders to pay more attention to gender is about to be ...
11 Feb, 2020
After 10 years, Triple S has brought back sweetpotato to us
1st Amburse Kebele in East Badewacho district was once known as a prolific sweetpotato growing kebele in the Southern region ...
20 Jan, 2020
Harnessing the power of metabolomics to speed and improve breeding
Plants produce thousands of smallish chemical compounds known as metabolites. Like a DNA fingerprint, which offers a portrait of a ...
12 Jan, 2020
Sensory profiles help cassava breeders develop desirable new varieties
Detailed and descriptive profiles of different kinds of gari in Benin have been established through work under the CGIAR Research ...
09 Jan, 2020
Roots, tubers and bananas key ingredients of a more sustainable food future
A new report from the World Resources Institute points to ways in which roots, tubers and bananas are important ingredients ...
20 Dec, 2019
New book offers science-based information to guide potato research and development
Few people are aware that the potato is the third most important global crop in terms of human consumption. It ...