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RTB Strategic Assessment Documentation
RTB Toolkit for Strategic Assessment – Banana Case
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CGIAR Gender and Breeding Initiative
Breeding Better Bananas
13 Dec, 2019
CIAT and partners fight cassava diseases in Southeast Asia with new project
In Southeast Asia (SEA) cassava is both a food crop and an industrial crop. This gives the plant, which is ...
03 Dec, 2019
Network analysis reveals where to act effectively in seed systems
An innovative approach to seed systems, spearheaded by scientists working with the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas ...
21 Nov, 2019
Spotlight on Village Seed Entrepreneurs making money from cassava stems in Nigeria
In March of 2019, we visited Village Seed Entrepreneurs (VSEs) in Benue State, Nigeria, that were established as a part ...
11 Nov, 2019
From Knowledge to Income – Martha Lawrance is recognised as a leading sweetpotato vine multiplier
Martha Lawrance is a 49-year-old woman from the Chogsia, Wa West District of the Upper West Region in Ghana. She ...
05 Nov, 2019
Guardians of the Native Potato: 5th Annual Assembly of AGUAPAN
Indigenous farmers from the central Peruvian Andes gathered in Paucará, Huancavelica for the 5th Annual Assembly of AGUAPAN (Association of ...
29 Oct, 2019
Making an Impact: 2018 Annual Report
We excited to share our 2018 Annual Report entitled ‘Making an Impact’. We invite you to explore the report website, ...
14 Oct, 2019
Study sheds new light on roles of women and men on RTB farms
Results from a household survey of farmers in Rwanda and Burundi challenge our stereotypes about how women and men engage ...
08 Oct, 2019
Scaling up the use of Orange Fleshed Puree for Baked and Fried Products
In late May the International Potato Centre (CIP) organized a stakeholder engagement and launch meeting in Nairobi, Kenya bringing together ...
08 Oct, 2019
Scientists show which genetic loci is associated with bunch weight in highland banana
Scientists have, for the first time, located the position of major quantitative trait loci associated with bunch weight and its ...
19 Sep, 2019
More equitable crop improvement
Ensuring plant breeders can take women into account M9 is the code name of a new banana variety developed for ...
05 Sep, 2019
Researchers look deep under the banana’s skin
The very thing that makes bananas so easy to eat – they don’t have seeds – also makes them hard ...
15 Aug, 2019
World Food Prize Selects Gender-Focused Plant Breeder as the Recipient of the 2019 Norman Borlaug Award For Field Research and Application
On behalf of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas and the Gender and Breeding Initiative, we would ...