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Food Security Through Asian Root and Tuber Crops (FoodSTART)

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The RTCs-FS project aims to promote the role of root and tuber crops in building more diverse and sustainable agri-food systems, towards ensuring food security among poor producers and consumers in Asia-Pacific, and in the face of socio-economic and agro-environmental changes in the region.

Improved food security for rural communities in the Asia Pacific region through sustainable production and utilization of root and tuber crops and more diverse, robust regional food system in the face of possible shocks and climate change

China, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh

CIP-Philippines, PCAARRD Complex, Los Banos, Laguna 4030; cip-manila@cgiar.org

Key Project Information

The overall goal of the program is improved food security for rural communities in the Asia Pacific region from sustainable root and tuber crops (RTCs) production and utilization. It aims to promote the role of RTCs in the farming system of the Asia Pacific region in building a more diverse and robust regional food system in the face of possible shocks and climate change.   Specific objectives To map areas where a high incidence of food insecurity and poverty overlap with RTCs production and consumption/utilization To understand and document roles of RTCs in contributing to food security and income generation and identify opportunities and challenges in enhancing this contribution To prioritize and introduce relevant R&D and capacity strengthening actions that promote RTCs To support relevant local and national policy programming processes to promote research and development of RTCs and improve poor people’s access to knowledge and support services.  

 

Project Leader: Dr. Dindo Campilan

Project Members: Angelica Barlis

Start date April 01, 2011
End date March 31, 2015
Collaborating organizations Key national and regional research organizations, CGIAR centers and public, NGO and private sectors
Region Asia
Countries China, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh
Type of project Development / Dissemination and Research
Financing Sources International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Members Angelica Barlis, JOSE MARIO CARDENAS, Ma.Vic Relayson, Walter Omony

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