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Project Manager: Diego Naziri
Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific (FoodStart+)
Summary
Roots and tubers have great potential to support food security and resilient livelihoods among the poorest and most vulnerable people around the globe. The FoodSTART project promotes root and tuber crops innovations for enhanced production and marketing of these underexploited crops in upland and coastal communities of the Asia-Pacific region.
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Improved livelihoods at scale
Objectives

1. Identify gender-responsive needs and opportunities through vulnerability assessments among food insecure root and tuber crops (RTCs) producing and consuming households.

2. Design and implement innovations with partners and local stakeholders that enhance food resilience.

3. Develop and validate effective partnership strategies in promoting RTCs for food security at scale.
GOALS
Food Resilience Through Root and Tuber Crops in Upland and Coastal Communities of the Asia-Pacific
Enhance food resilience among poor households in upland and coastal communities of the Asia-Pacific region through the introduction of root and tuber crops (RTCs) innovations. To achieve this goal at scale, the project will develop, validate and implement effective partnership strategies with IFAD investment projects to promote RTCs for food security.
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Project details Date of project: From 2015 - To 2019 Crops: Funds: USD 1,793,940
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