Results from the first season of analysis for 13 potato varieties

A challenge observed is the nature of RTB crops which demand more strategic logistics as the ‘seed’ of RTB crops are not grains but cuttings, suckers or vines. These are bulkier and can be stored for a limited amount of time. Because of this also less pronounced seed systems exist for RTB crops, which can also be considered an advantage to use tricot as an extra important variety dissemination strategy when compared to the approach within grain crops. Participatory variety evaluation efforts have sometimes failed in the past because of their failure to work within established research and extension systems. A main challenge for the project will be to forge lasting collaborations between research and extension around the tricot approach, and to embed the tricot approach in work routines. This means that to the extension system we need to demonstrate that tricot facilitates their work and provides them with tools to generate recommendation domains. It also means we need to demonstrate to research institutes the scientific value of the results (data quality, representation of target population environments, validity of the results).

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Creator Manners, Rhys
Creator Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Creator ID Type ORCID
Creator ID 0000-0003-0213-5462
Subject Vocab (AGROVOC/GACS/CAB) Potatoes, Farmers, Varieties, Tubers, Taste, Cooking, Yields, Harvesting, Dormancy, Storage, Diseases, Pests, Bacteria, Markets
Subject(s) Bacteria wilt, Choice
Publisher International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Person Hyacinthe Nyirahabimana, Jacob van Etten, Jean Claude Nshimiyimana, Thiago Mendes
Contributor Role Project Leader
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Project Lead Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor CRP CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Banana(RTB)
Contributor Partner Not applicable
Contributor Donor RTB Scaling Fund
Contributor Project Scaling RTB crop variety validation and diffusion using farmer citizen science in Ghana and Rwanda
Project ID PJ-003113
Contributor Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2020-09-23
Embargo End Date 2022-11-23
Content Type Dataset
File Format csv
Identifier Type DOI
Identifier https://doi.org/10.25502/waxv-vj64/d
Identifier Citation
Source Scaling RTB crop variety validation and diffusion using farmer citizen science in Ghana and Rwanda
Language English
Relation Not applicable
Agroecological Zone Subhumid cool tropics
Coverage Region Eastern Africa
Coverage country Rwanda
Coverage Admin Unit Not applicable
Coverage Y (Latitude) -1.96466
Coverage X (Longitude) 30.06444
Coverage Start Date 2020-09-16
Coverage End Date 2020-09-23
Contact Manners, Rhys; Postdoctoral Fellow, CIALCA Data Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contact Email R.Manners@cgiar.org
Restriction CC-BY 4.0
Email Permission None
Rights CC-BY 4.0