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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 ...
29 Jan, 2018
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 ...
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 ...
24 Apr, 2017
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 ...
18 Apr, 2017
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 ...
04 Apr, 2017
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 ...
08 Mar, 2017
‘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 ...
08 Mar, 2017
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 ...
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 ...
20 Oct, 2016
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 ...