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Fifty years of cassava breeding

Fifty years of cassava breeding

Kasetsart 50 is a progeny that would make any parent proud. KU 50, as it’s called, is a high-yielding cassava ...
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Roots, tubers and bananas: vital to the One CGIAR portfolio!

Roots, tubers and bananas: vital to the One CGIAR portfolio!

Roots, tubers and bananas are the foundation of food security for millions of people across Asia, Africa and Latin America ...
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Golden eggs shine at One CGIAR Transfer Marketplace

Golden eggs shine at One CGIAR Transfer Marketplace

As One CGIAR takes shape it becomes critical to build on the progress already made. Participants in the virtual Golden ...
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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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Co-creating a Theory of Change for the Genebank Initiative

Co-creating a Theory of Change for the Genebank Initiative

A new online process that enabled the Initiative Design Team (IDT) with a large group of genebank managers collaboratively to ...
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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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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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Banana breeding project successfully implements modern track and trace system

Banana breeding project successfully implements modern track and trace system

Tagging products with barcodes for easy price retrieval in supermarkets is now a regular practice that people often take for ...
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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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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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Harnessing the power of metabolomics to speed and improve breeding

Harnessing the power of metabolomics to speed and improve breeding

Plants produce thousands of smallish chemical compounds known as metabolites. Like a DNA fingerprint, which offers a portrait of a ...
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