The World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops (WCRTC) will be held in Nanning, China, on 18-22 January 2016. CTA will facilitate the participation of four Caribbean and Pacific experts; Jacklyn Broomes (UWI, Barbados), Dr Gregory Robin (CARDI, St. Vincent the Grenadines), Dr Ronnie Dotaona (University of Technology, Papua New Guinea), and Boney Wera (NARI, Papua New Guinea), through the Intra-APP project.
World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops
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