Toolbox for Working with Root, Tuber and Banana Seed Systems: Building a better seed future, together

02/03/2021
Via Zoom

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

The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas is very pleased to invite you to a launch event* for its RTB Toolbox: a collection of 11 tools designed to help researchers, extension workers, and smallholder farmers tackle the challenges to higher productivity.

This one-hour and fifteen-minute launch event will highlight outcomes from applying both bio-physical and socio-economic tools from the toolbox. We will be joined by key stakeholders from sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, together with colleagues from Europe and the USA.

*Simultaneous interpretation for English to Spanish and English to French will be available.

If you would like to submit a question in advance for our panel, please send to Nathan Ronoh.


DATE

March 2, 2021
15:00 (EAT/GMT+3)


CONTACT

Nathan Ronoh
CIP-CPADConsultant4@cgiar.org


REGISTER

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Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo

Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa
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Conny Almekinders

Associate professor, Wageningen University
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Jorge Andrade

Plant Pathologist, International Potato Center
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Prof Wanjiku Chiuri

Member, RTB Independent Steering Committee
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Erik Delaquis

Senior Research Associate, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
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Karen Garrett

Preeminent Professor, University of Florida
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Howard Hall

Research Program Manager for Agribusiness, Australian Center for Agricultural Research
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Margaret McEwan

Senior Scientist, International Potato Center
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Kwame Ogero

Seed Systems Specialist, International Potato Center
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Dr. P. Olusegun Ojo

Director General, National Agricultural Seed Council, Nigeria
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Graham Thiele

Director CGIAR, Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas
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Stephen Walsh

Agricultural Advisor, United States Agency for International Development, Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance
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Vivian Atakos

International Potato Center
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Israel Navarrete

Researcher, International Potato Center
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Kelsey Anderssen

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
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