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Roots, tubers and bananas for Food Security and Income

 
The Roots, tubers and bananas research program is devoted to achieving sustainable productivity increases for global food security. Strategies to reduce the risk of food shortages and malnutrition must include increased yields and stronger, more diversified crop systems. It aims to exploit the underutilized potential of root, tuber, and banana crops for improving nutrition and food security, as well as to increase income generation, foster greater gender equity, and improve livelihoods – especially among some of the world’s most poor and vulnerable populations.