I have been actively involved in taro improvement, especially breeding for horizontal resistance against taro diseases. I was involved in an international project to address these challenges. We have accumulated a wealth of information and I look forwarded to sharing this with the forum. I am particularly interesed in participatory approaches to plant breeding especially how such approaches can be integrated into teaching about breeding, agricultural biodiversity and plant genetic resources enhancement. I am equally interested as to how such collaborative learning can improve the teaching and practice of participation (usually neglected).
I am familiar with Raoul's work and used his ideas about University Breeders Club to establish one at the University of the South Pacific. We had a great many good experiences but some less so, but that's life. What is important is sharing the good practices and learning from the mistakes.
Before sharing I would like to suggest that the possibility of a Crop-Specific forum on Taro, and possibly one on Capacity Building.