Food Security Through Asian Root and Tuber Crops (FoodSTART)
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