Weathering the storm: root and tuber crops boost climate resilience

, and they pose a major threat to poor smallholder farmers who produce most of the food in the tropics. The good news is that some crops and varieties can increase farmer resilience and help them bounce back from climatic shocks. examines how root crops – particularly...

Federal Govt to Deploy Improved Seeds, Technologies For Farmers

The Federal Government has disclosed plans to deploy improved seed varieties and technologies for farmers, as well as provide support for agribusinesses in the country. The move was disclosed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood...

RTB toolbox for Working with Root, Tuber and Banana Seed Systems

Root, tuber and banana crops are the foundation of tropical food security.  But their seed systems are complex and widely informal. The seed is bulky, expensive to transport, spoils easily, and can harbor health problems from viruses to weevils. These challenges must...