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How RTB researchers try to develop the potential of RTB seed systems

How RTB researchers try to develop the potential of RTB seed systems

Roots, tubers and bananas share one characteristic that unites them in the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tuber and Bananas ...
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CGIAR centres and research programs combine forces to reduce the damage of banana disease in Uganda

CGIAR centres and research programs combine forces to reduce the damage of banana disease in Uganda

Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) provide a major source of food and income for over 30 million people in Eastern and ...
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Revolutionary mobile app for monitoring crop pests and diseases

Revolutionary mobile app for monitoring crop pests and diseases

Just as the late blight epidemic wiped out potato fields in Ireland in the 19th century, crop pests and diseases ...
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Increasing the resilience of roots, tubers & bananas

Increasing the resilience of roots, tubers & bananas

Given its focus on the resilience of root, tuber and banana crops, Flagship Project 3 (FP3) aims to incorporate environmental, ...
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Nutritious foods and added value for health and wealth

Nutritious foods and added value for health and wealth

“It starts with the person who wants to eat affordable, safe, nutritious food,” says Simon Heck, the Mozambique-based sweetpotato project ...
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RTB-ENDURE banana project offers solutions for postharvest losses

RTB-ENDURE banana project offers solutions for postharvest losses

Researchers collaborating under the 'Expanding utilization of roots, tubers and bananas and reducing their postharvest losses' (RTB-ENDURE) banana sub-project have ...
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How you can help to improve banana research priority setting

How you can help to improve banana research priority setting

Research resources are scarce and making research portfolio decisions is complex and challenging. As part of a multi-crop priority assessment ...
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Strategic Assessment of Banana Research Priorities – New trilingual website and call for stakeholder feedback

Strategic Assessment of Banana Research Priorities – New trilingual website and call for stakeholder feedback

As part of a multi-crop priority assessment exercise coordinated by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), ...
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Uganda President Museveni officiates at Bioversity International Banana Farmers Day

Uganda President Museveni officiates at Bioversity International Banana Farmers Day

Story by Joshua Turyatemba for Bioversity International Banana is one of the most important sources of food and income in ...
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RTB Impact Assessment team take stock of progress and plan for Phase II

RTB Impact Assessment team take stock of progress and plan for Phase II

Assessing the impact of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas’ (RTB) research and development initiatives is a ...
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Root, tuber and banana breeding in Africa shows wide-scale adoption of improved varieties

Root, tuber and banana breeding in Africa shows wide-scale adoption of improved varieties

Crop breeding and the dissemination of improved varieties has been a cornerstone of research for development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) ...
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Understanding gender roles in Uganda’s potato and cooking banana value chains

Understanding gender roles in Uganda’s potato and cooking banana value chains

In Uganda, gender roles in production, processing and marketing of root, tuber and banana crops are complex. Key decisions on ...
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