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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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Global cassava coalition calls for support for cassava transformation in Africa

Global cassava coalition calls for support for cassava transformation in Africa

Press release for immediate release Ahead of the international conference on cassava, the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century ...
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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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New manuals show how to extend shelf-life of cassava roots  to increase incomes & food security

New manuals show how to extend shelf-life of cassava roots to increase incomes & food security

Cassava is a key source of food and income in many developing countries in Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, it is ...
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The nuts and bolts of collaborative research on roots, tubers and bananas: RTB Annual Meeting

The nuts and bolts of collaborative research on roots, tubers and bananas: RTB Annual Meeting

As the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) kicks off Phase II, the team came together in ...
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Economically sustainable seed businesses to transform cassava production in Nigeria

Economically sustainable seed businesses to transform cassava production in Nigeria

Seed sector professionals have said that businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African ...
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'Carrier women' shoulder a heavy burden in the Democratic Republic of Congo

‘Carrier women’ shoulder a heavy burden in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Cassava is an RTB crop of key importance in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is often processed into flour ...
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Accelerating Africa’s economic growth through root and tuber crops

Accelerating Africa’s economic growth through root and tuber crops

The 13th International Symposium for the International Society for Tropical Root Crops- Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB) has kicked off this week ...
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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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Nigeria’s gari revolution: improving efficiency and  equity of a staple food

Nigeria’s gari revolution: improving efficiency and equity of a staple food

Gari is a staple food for millions of West Africans, particularly in Nigeria where its production exceeds 9 million tons ...
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