RTB crops’ role in humanitarian response highlighted by impressive attendance at virtual training event
When crisis strikes, meeting the basic needs of affected people becomes a major challenge. Drought, flooding, storms, famine, political instability, war, and other disasters usually disrupt, in different ways, access to food, water, and shelter. Root, Tuber, and Banana crops (RTBs) play pivotal roles in these stressful situations. RTBs have many advantages, including ease of cultivation, low labor requirements, high energy content, and broad dietary acceptability among many populations, especially in the tropics and subtropics.