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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 be overcome in order to improve agricultural productivity and feed the world in an uncertain future.  

From the successful launch of the RTB Toolbox earlier this year, we are very pleased to bring you a three-day workshop focused on the individual tools designed to help farmers, researchers and extension workers build and develop stronger seed systems for RTB crops.   

This set of workshops is a follow-up from our event in July. These workshops will focus on preliminary results from Toolbox use in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda and include discussion among scientists and policymakers to provide feedback on these early findings.  

The sessions will be conducted in English and simultaneous translation to Spanish and French will be available.


DATE

October 25, 27, 28
15:00-17:00 (EAT/GMT+3)


CONTACT

Viviana Infantas
v.infantas@cgiar.org


REGISTER

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FETIEN ABERA 
Independent Science for Development Council 
Mekelle University, Ethiopia 

CONNY ALMEKINDERS
Associate Professor 
Wageningen University 

JORGE ANDRADE PIEDRA
Senior Scientist
International Potato Center

IAN BARKER
Program Leader for Global Agri-food Systems 
International Potato Center 

JEFF BENTLEY
Agricultural Anthropologist 
CGIAR Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas 

NICOLINE DE HAAN
Director 
CGIAR Gender Platform 

CARLO FADDA
Principal Scientist
Alliance Bioversity- CIAT

LAWRENCE KENT
Senior Program Officer  
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 

HENERIKO KULEMBEKA
Center Director 
Tanzania Agricultural Research InstituteUkiriguru 

JAMES LEGG
Plant Health Specialist 
International Institute for Tropical Agriculture 

MARGARET MCEWAN
Senior Scientist 
International Potato Center

VIVIAN POLAR
Gender and Innovation, Senior Specialist, RTB Program
International Potato Center

DAVID SPIELMAN
Senior Research Fellow 
International Food Policy Research Institute 

TAYE TADESSE
Director of Crops Research 
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research 

NELSON TURYAHABWE
Head of Department of Extension and Innovation Studies 
Makerere University   

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

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