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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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Roots, tubers and bananas key ingredients of a more sustainable food future

Roots, tubers and bananas key ingredients of a more sustainable food future

A new report from the World Resources Institute points to ways in which roots, tubers and bananas are important ingredients ...
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