MENU

RTB in the media

The potential of cassava in the “new” economy of Nigeria

Facing declining oil prices, the Nigerian government has reached out to identify new sources of income and explore new markets ...
Read more

Uganda selected as focus for project on root crops, bananas

Uganda is hosting a $4m (Shs11.4b) project that will expand the utilisation of roots, tubers and bananas and reduce their ...
Read more

Project seeks to add value to roots, tubers and bananas

Researchers are implementing a new project to explore increased use of roots, tubers and bananas (RTBs) and technologies to reduce ...
Read more

Scientists embark on fighting deadly banana disease

A group of scientists has embarked on a strategy to prevent the spread of a deadly banana fungal disease following ...
Read more

CGIAR: A maps application, developed with scientific crowdsourcing, identifies priority areas for crops.

Many people in the developing world struggle with hunger, food insecurity, poverty and threats to their livelihoods. In response, the ...
Read more

Manioc : un réseau de surveillance des maladies en Afrique

Vingt-huit organisations internationales viennent de s'associer pour mieux lutter contre les maladies du manioc en Afrique. Le réseau PACSUN (Pan-African ...
Read more

Nigeria, Others to Save $4.63bn Annually by Adopting Cassava Feed

The use of cassava-based feeds for farm animals in Nigeria and other countries in Africa will bring several benefits, including ...
Read more

New process ‘could develop biofortified cassava faster’

[NAIROBI] Cassava could be bred on a large scale to contain high contents of vitamin A using a new process — called ...
Read more

IITA Moves to Position Cassava as Major Source of Animal Feed

Top international researchers will meet with decision makers, business people, and other stakeholders working in the Nigerian cassava sector in ...
Read more

Interactive tool maps out world of bananas, potatoes and cassava

Through an interactive mapping system, scientists and agricultural professionals can now visualize the world of roots, tubers and bananas. Using ...
Read more

CIRAD and its French partners take up their position in the CGIAR Roots, Tubers and Bananas Research Programme (RTB CRP)

CIRAD and its French partners are taking part in the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Roots, Tubers and ...
Read more

Global program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas to exploit untapped potential and new synergies

Two-hundred million poor farmers in developing countries grow roots, tubers, and bananas (RTBs) for food security and income. But they ...
Read more

Savants Meet on Plan to Raise Food Production

Filipino researchers are plunging headlong into a program to improve the production of roots, tubers and bananas and thus mitigate ...
Read more

Cassava could be answer to Asia’s food security woes

There is widespread concern across Asia about the potential impact of climate change on food production but cassava is one ...
Read more

South Sudan: Why Can’t Our Own Growers Plant the Root Crops That We Eat?

South Sudanese consume a lot of sweet potatoes, cassava, yams and other root crops in their daily diet as is ...
Read more

Cameroon releases IITA improved cassava varieties to boost food security

The Cameroonian government has released five new improved cassava varieties to help improve the food security of millions of people ...
Read more

Tanzanian, IITA to jointly develop cassava industry

The Tanzanian government will support efforts aimed at supporting farmers to optimize the cassava growing as it play a big ...
Read more

Encourage female yam farmers, researcher urges govt

A researcher at the National Roots Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, Mrs Glory Ironkwe, has urged the federal ...
Read more

New African cassava resists devastating viruses

Plant scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a new African cassava preferred by consumers and farmers that is resistant to ...
Read more

Cote d’Ivoire: New Cassava Varieties Bring Women Autonomy

Abidjan — Women farmers in Côte d'Ivoire are achieving greater autonomy and economic independence thanks to new varieties of cassava ...
Read more

Roots and tubers to the fore: Cassava and sweet potato may improve dairy goat production in Tanzania’s drylands, but will women benefit?

Researchers in Tanzania are exploring how small-scale farmers might better integrate production of root and tuber crops, such as cassava ...
Read more

Rwanda: New Sweet Potato Variety Triples Yields in Gakenke

A new variety of sweet potatoes introduced in Gakenke District has increased output from four tonnes to 12 tonnes per ...
Read more

Bananas could replace potatoes in warming world

Climate change could lead to crops from the banana family becoming a critical food source for millions of people, a ...
Read more

Rwanda: Banana Wilt Threatens Food Security

Banana Xanthomonas wilt has spread to 23 out of 30 districts in the country and has been declared a national ...
Read more