The Future of Roots and Tubers under One CGIAR

Root and tuber crops play a vital role in food security and resilience. Locally produced and consumed, they are often spared the price fluctuations of internationally traded staples such as maize and corn, and as such, offer a development pathway to improved nutrition...

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...

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...

Q&A with Bernard Yada: Empowering National Agricultural Research Systems

As senior research officer with Uganda’s National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) Bernard Yada and his team are instrumental in modernizing sweetpotato breeding in sub-Saharan Africa. He sat down recently with CIP regional communications specialist, Vivian...