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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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Before the outbreak: Stopping plant disease pandemics

Before the outbreak: Stopping plant disease pandemics

COVID-19 and the banana-infecting Fusarium wilt fungus race TR4 have a lot in common besides being acronyms. Both are emerging ...
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AI for diagnosing potato diseases will benefit millions of rural farmers

AI for diagnosing potato diseases will benefit millions of rural farmers

The AI-powered mobile app PlantVillage Nuru has been expanded to include potato diseases, allowing farmers to identify and manage diseases in their field.  In 1845, farmers in Ireland ...
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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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Breaking BXW

Breaking BXW

As the coronavirus can quickly spread amongst the human population, the bacteria that causes Xanthomonas wilt of bananas (aka BXW) ...
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Roots and tubers can help households to weather storms

Roots and tubers can help households to weather storms

When super-typhoon Ompong blasted through the northern Philippines in September 2018, farmers who grew sweetpotato and cassava were less affected ...
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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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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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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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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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