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Six steps to speed up climate-smart breeding in roots, tubers and bananas

Six steps to speed up climate-smart breeding in roots, tubers and bananas

Research centers and their partners have made good progress toward harnessing the potential of roots, tubers and bananas to improve ...
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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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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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Improving cassava processing: less energy, higher efficiency and more stable prices

Improving cassava processing: less energy, higher efficiency and more stable prices

From the RTB 2015 Annual Report Much of the cassava grown in developing countries is processed to produce starch or flour ...
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Leave no one behind: Reflections on RTB’s participations at GCARD3

Leave no one behind: Reflections on RTB’s participations at GCARD3

Sara Quinn, Regional Communications Specialist, International Potato Center What does it mean to ‘leave no one behind’ in the world ...
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Six steps forward for root and tuber crops

Six steps forward for root and tuber crops

Graham Thiele, Program Director, CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) shares his top six highlights from the ...
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New technologies make cassava processing more efficient and sustainable

New technologies make cassava processing more efficient and sustainable

As the global cassava industry continues to grow, new processing technologies are helping factories to reduce energy losses. The farming ...
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A year in review: Highlights from the RTB Annual Meeting 2015

A year in review: Highlights from the RTB Annual Meeting 2015

The Annual Review and Planning Meeting of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) took place last ...
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Mass Screening of Sweetpotato Germplasm Shows Promise for  Climate-Resilient Varieties

Mass Screening of Sweetpotato Germplasm Shows Promise for Climate-Resilient Varieties

Scientists in the International Potato Center’s (CIP) Global Program for Genetic Resources undertook a mass field screening of 1,973 sweetpotato ...
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Predicting climate change’s impact on crop pests and diseases

Predicting climate change’s impact on crop pests and diseases

As researchers try to predict the potential threat that pests and diseases pose for RTB crops, and develop strategies to ...
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