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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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Inclusive innovation in agricultural value chains

Inclusive innovation in agricultural value chains

A participatory approach to market innovation and development pioneered in the Andean region in the early 2000s is helping to ...
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What have we learned about the Science of Scaling?

What have we learned about the Science of Scaling?

A research project may have all the requisites for solving a specific food security or nutritional challenge. Yet all too ...
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Understanding partnership dynamics to facilitate innovation scaling

Understanding partnership dynamics to facilitate innovation scaling

Research for development organizations like the International Potato Center (CIP), which develop science-based solutions to the challenges faced by millions of smallholders, ...
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