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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 ...
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 ...
19 Oct, 2016
Nutritious orange-fleshed sweetpotato snack can reduce waste, increase incomes
The 10th Triennial African Potato Association Conference (October 9 - 13, 2016) brought together over 200 researchers, development practitioners, policy ...
22 Sep, 2016
What the success of orange-fleshed sweetpotato can teach us
By Graham Thiele, Program Director, CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas This has been a big year for ...
19 Sep, 2016
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 ...
27 Jul, 2016
Listening to what women don’t say
The field work mentioned in this blog was part of the IITA led Cassava Monitoring Survey project, funded by institutions ...
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 ...
08 Jul, 2016
Competition calls for innovative packaging of cassava stems to increase sales
A new competition is calling for innovative packaging designs to sell bundles of high quality cassava stems in Nigeria. The ...
07 Jun, 2016
Transforming the value chain – one cooking banana at a time
This is the first installment in a series of in-depth blogs investigating the ways in which the RTB-ENDURE project is ...