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RTB crops surge in developing countries

RTB crops surge in developing countries

The production of root, tuber and banana crops (RTB crops) in developing countries has surged since 1960. A review recently ...
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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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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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Developing operational guidance for scaling agricultural innovations in One CGIAR

Developing operational guidance for scaling agricultural innovations in One CGIAR

Scaling innovations has become a top priority in One CGIAR. This means to enable the use of innovations (including products, ...
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Thriving with complexity

Thriving with complexity

Agricultural innovation arises through the dynamic interactions of the actors who grow, process, distribute and consume farm products. An innovation ...
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Undervalued and underutilized – cocoyam is ripe for development

Undervalued and underutilized – cocoyam is ripe for development

Many readers may never have heard of cocoyam. That’s hardly surprising as this is one of the most neglected crops ...
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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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Silage from sweetpotato vines – proven benefits for livestock farmers and feed suppliers

Silage from sweetpotato vines – proven benefits for livestock farmers and feed suppliers

Making silage from sweetpotato vines can be a valuable source of feed for improved animal performance, as well as an ...
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What really counts for farmers – not just the seed, but also where and how to source it

What really counts for farmers – not just the seed, but also where and how to source it

Understanding farmers’ preferences and priorities when it comes to selecting seed is critical to ensuring that technologies for improved planting ...
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Rural women are key for limiting crop pests and diseases

Rural women are key for limiting crop pests and diseases

When a community-led disease management strategy in Ethiopia failed to stave off highly destructive potato late blight, investigations revealed it ...
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A food system integration story: Fish with roots, tubers and bananas

A food system integration story: Fish with roots, tubers and bananas

What do catfish and bananas have in common? No, this is not a riddle or the start of a bad ...
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