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Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Underutilised Taro to Increase Food Security and Improve Livelihoods of Marginalised Communities Faced with Climate Change
About the project
The project, which will span a period of 36 months across two major geographical regions (Southeast Asia and the South Pacific), will focus on strengthening and sustaining on-farm and community level conservation, utilization and management of taro genetic resources. The potential of taro to contribute towards food and nutrition security has not been fully exploited in the past mainly because taro has been regarded as an underutilized and minor crop.

The project will support the conservation of locally adapted varieties by involving farmers especially in areas vulnerable to climate change with on-farm evaluations and characterization of genetic materials.

Model farms will be established to test potential varieties using farmer field schools (FFS) participatory approach and supported with Knowledge Centres (KCs) to empower farmers. Sustainable management of taro farming using Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and best practices employed by other leading countries in taro research will be shared.

 
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