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18 Jul, 2019
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 ...
07 Feb, 2018
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 ...
19 Sep, 2017
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 ...
18 May, 2017
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, ...
17 May, 2017
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 ...
28 Feb, 2017
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 ...
07 Feb, 2017
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 ...
24 Jan, 2017
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), ...
17 Nov, 2016
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 ...
26 Sep, 2016
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 ...
24 Aug, 2016
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) ...
25 Jul, 2016
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 ...