What we do
Agriculture and Health
Poor food quality endangers health and restricts trade and labor productivity, thereby reducing yields. This program aims to improve diets through research on micronutrient content, food toxins, and nutrient patterns.
This programme utilizes biotechnology and new diagnostic tools for the efficient, long-term conservation and use of genetic resources of staple and under-utilized crops.
Banana and Plantain
Yields of banana and plantain, leading staple and cash crops, have been declining for many reasons. The program increases knowledge of agroecology, improves profitability, and enhances the quality and range of plantain-based food products.
Cereals and Legumes
The program generates and disseminates natural resource management approaches of cereals and legumes for sustainable productivity and enhanced capacity of partners to generate new production technologies.
Horticulture and Tree Crops
Vegetables and tree crops are key to reducing poverty. The program advocates the use of biological assets to develop environmentally and socially acceptable high-value products.
Opportunities and Threats
Pests, diseases, and droughts are risks to food security and livelihoods. This program examines and analyses a broad range of environmental, social, and economic dynamics for strategic planning.
Roots and Tubers
The program aims to reduce pre- and post-harvest losses and increase the productivity of root and tuber crops for food security and income.