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International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC) http://www.istrc.org

The International Society for Tropical Root Crops is an autonomous and non-governmental body that seeks to foster, stimulate and support any type of activity leading to the general improvement of tropical root crop production and utilisation.

Gratitude (Gains from Losses of Root and Tuber Crops) http://www.fp7-gratitude.eu

Gratitude (Gains from Losses of Root and Tuber Crops), also led by the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich UK, in collaboration with 15 other organisations, will help find solutions that will reduce waste from post-harvest losses of root and tuber crops and turn unavoidable waste into something of value.

EU African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Science and Technology Project http://www.nri.org/projects/tropicalroots/index.html 

This project seeks to strengthen the science and technology capacity of ACP countries to use tropical root and tuber crops to contribute to a wide range of development issues. These include food security, poverty reduction, enterprise development and income generation, impacts of climate change and variability, impacts of urbanisation, impacts of the global food crisis and global economic downturn, opportunities provided by biofuels and export development. This will be achieved through partnership with the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC) and organisations in East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific to support implementation of the Action.

Cassava Growth Markets http://cassavagmarkets.nri.org

'Improving the livelihoods of smallholder cassava farmers through better access to growth markets', or 'Cassava Growth Markets' (CassavaGMarkets) is a project led by the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich in collaboration with 6 international partners and associates, that aims to improve the livelihoods of smallholder cassava farmers through better access to growth markets. The countries this project will focus on are Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi. India will also participate. This project is funded by the European Union's Food Security Thematic Programme.