Roots and Tuber Crops Group Holds First Meeting in Ethiopia
The Roots and Tuber Crops Working Group in Ethiopia held its first meeting on September 2, 2015. The Working Group presented findings on the importance of root crops, as high nutrition crops that can be grown in drought prone areas, to food security in Ethiopia. The Working Group identified benefits, challenges, and strategies, including the need for improved market access, additional data collection, and inclusion of women in production and harvest management.
The Roots and Tuber Crops Working Group is a joint initiative of the EIAR, the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Centro Internacional de le Papa (CIP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the USAID-funded Agricultural Knowledge Learning Documentation and Policy (AKLDP) project, which is implemented by the Feinstein International Center.