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By: Sergei Schaub, Robert Finger, Florian Leiber, Stefan Probst, Michael Kreuzer,Alexandra Weigelt, Nina Buchmann & Michael Scherer-Lorenzen
English

In agricultural settings, plant diversity is often associated with low biomass yield and forage quality, while biodiversity experiments typically find the opposite. We address this controversy by assessing, over 1 year, plant diversity effects on biomass yield, forage quality (i.e.

By: Bargués-Ribera M, Gokhale CS
English

Since its origins, thousands of years ago, agriculture has been challenged by the presence of evolving plant pathogens. Temporal rotations of host and non-host crops have helped farmers to control epidemics among other utilities, but further efforts for strategy assessment are needed.

By: Russo, Elsa Susana - INTA - Instituto de Suelos - Centro de Investigación de Recursos Naturales
Spanish

This work aims to promote and enhance the use of technological innovation tools to apply to sustainable agroecosystems that will reflect well-being in the educational-cultural-social, economic and environmental axes at the territorial and community level.

By: Amah D, van Biljon A, Maziya-Dixon B, Labuschagne M and Swennen R
English

Bananas (Musa spp.), native to South East Asia, have spread worldwide and are integrated into the diets of millions of people in tropical regions. Carotenoid content varies dramatically between different banana genotypes, providing an opportunity for vitamin A biofortification.

By: Friedmann, M., Becerra L.A., and Fraser, P.D.
English

The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) is supporting investments in metabolomics in collaboration with the Fraser lab at Royal Holloway University London (RHUL).

By: Joshua Nazareth, Angela Shaw, Kathleen Delate and Robert Turnbull
English

Availability of organic foods has been increasing in the United States due to consumer demand for food produced with a lower environmental footprint.