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Teaming up for more impactful breeding

Teaming up for more impactful breeding

Breeders, economists, gender specialists, and food technologists gathered to advance new approaches to breeding crop varieties that people will want ...
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RTB crops surge in developing countries

RTB crops surge in developing countries

The production of root, tuber and banana crops (RTB crops) in developing countries has surged since 1960. A review recently ...
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The RTB Toolbox: Building capacities for seed systems development

The RTB Toolbox: Building capacities for seed systems development

Twimanye Makoye is a commercial sweetpotato farmer in Bukombe District in Northwest Tanzania. He produces sweetpotato roots on about 14 ...
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Tools4seedsystems: Building a better seed future, together

Tools4seedsystems: Building a better seed future, together

Toolbox for Working with Root, Tuber and Banana Seed Systems Join our launch: Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 15.00-16.00 East African ...
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Review of CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas highlights outstanding achievements

Review of CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas highlights outstanding achievements

A review of Phase 2 (2017–2019) of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) has concluded that ...
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Breaking through the 40% adoption ceiling: mind the seed system gaps

Breaking through the 40% adoption ceiling: mind the seed system gaps

A perspective from the  RTB Seed Systems Community of Practice The promise is that growing improved varieties will end hunger, ...
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Thriving with complexity

Thriving with complexity

Agricultural innovation arises through the dynamic interactions of the actors who grow, process, distribute and consume farm products. An innovation ...
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Silage from sweetpotato vines – proven benefits for livestock farmers and feed suppliers

Silage from sweetpotato vines – proven benefits for livestock farmers and feed suppliers

Making silage from sweetpotato vines can be a valuable source of feed for improved animal performance, as well as an ...
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Strengthening the orange-fleshed sweetpotato value chain in Malawi

Strengthening the orange-fleshed sweetpotato value chain in Malawi

Simple processing is spreading the advantages of orange-fleshed sweetpotato, with benefits for farmers, food producers and family nutrition. The CGIAR ...
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Quelles variétés de racines, de tubercules et de bananes (RTB) les agriculteurs et autres utilisateurs souhaitent-ils en Afrique, et comment les programmes de sélection peuvent-ils mieux répondre à leurs besoins ?

Quelles variétés de racines, de tubercules et de bananes (RTB) les agriculteurs et autres utilisateurs souhaitent-ils en Afrique, et comment les programmes de sélection peuvent-ils mieux répondre à leurs besoins ?

Il est extrêmement important de savoir quelles variétés sont adoptées et pourquoi, à la fois pour montrer la valeur des ...
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Which varieties of roots, tubers, and bananas do farmers and other users want in Africa, and how can breeding programs meet their needs better?

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 ...
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What have we learned about the Science of Scaling?

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 ...
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