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RTB and Agrilinks team up to showcase root, tuber and banana contribution to food and nutrition security

RTB and Agrilinks team up to showcase root, tuber and banana contribution to food and nutrition security

During May 2021, the importance of root, tuber and banana crops was highlighted by Agrilinks, an online hub where agriculture, ...
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The golden eggs that keep on giving

The golden eggs that keep on giving

Ask any child who is well versed in Aesop’s fables and you will learn that golden eggs can be a ...
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Teaming up for more impactful breeding

Teaming up for more impactful breeding

Breeders, economists, gender specialists, and food technologists gathered to advance new approaches to breeding crop varieties that people will want ...
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The RTB Toolbox: Building capacities for seed systems development

The RTB Toolbox: Building capacities for seed systems development

Twimanye Makoye is a commercial sweetpotato farmer in Bukombe District in Northwest Tanzania. He produces sweetpotato roots on about 14 ...
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New approaches to breed more inclusive crop varieties

New approaches to breed more inclusive crop varieties

New crop varieties can help farmers thrive in difficult agricultural conditions, feed families and create livelihoods when sold or processed ...
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Tools4seedsystems: Building a better seed future, together

Tools4seedsystems: Building a better seed future, together

Toolbox for Working with Root, Tuber and Banana Seed Systems Join our launch: Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 15.00-16.00 East African ...
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Review of CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas highlights outstanding achievements

Review of CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas highlights outstanding achievements

A review of Phase 2 (2017–2019) of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) has concluded that ...
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Breaking through the 40% adoption ceiling: mind the seed system gaps

Breaking through the 40% adoption ceiling: mind the seed system gaps

A perspective from the  RTB Seed Systems Community of Practice The promise is that growing improved varieties will end hunger, ...
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RTB pushes for gender-responsive technology design and deployment

RTB pushes for gender-responsive technology design and deployment

Women in smallholder farm households do much of the work on roots, tubers and bananas. They produce and process the ...
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Scientists convene to reveal new research and tools for combatting a deadly banana disease

Scientists convene to reveal new research and tools for combatting a deadly banana disease

“Pandemic” has become a household term over the past year, but uncontrolled disease outbreaks do not occur solely in humans ...
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Improving the prospects for breeding better bananas

Improving the prospects for breeding better bananas

Plant breeders are generally looking for heterosis, where the offspring of a cross performs significantly better on some measure than ...
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Banana seed system innovations – assessing decision-making roles to increase their take-up

Banana seed system innovations – assessing decision-making roles to increase their take-up

Innovations in seed systems can have a powerful impact on crop production, particularly in combating pests and diseases that take ...
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