The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), a key partner of International Potato Center (CIP ) on the Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB ) Project, held a two-day Orientation, Planning, and Advocacy Strategy Validation workshop between 21st and 22nd March, 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The workshop brought together BNFB’s Regional Advocacy Champions, the BNFB regional and country advocacy teams, and key FARA staff with a common agenda of addressing micronutrient malnutrition in Africa through biofortification.
2016 World Food Prize co-winners share some thoughts on the future of African Agriculture with a focus on breeding orange-fleshed sweetpotato to address various challenges. Read on for more insights.
A workshop held at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru brought together researchers and Peruvian government officials in an effort to facilitate compliance with national laws governing access […]
The words, “Hail Regina Kapinga, Queen of the RTB,” rang out at the announcement of her ‘Appreciation award for outstanding leadership and contribution to the development of Root and Tuber crops in Africa.’ The award ceremony was held on 10 March 2017 at a dinner and cultural night, to officially close the International Symposium for the International Society for Tropical Root Crops- Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB), held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 6-10 March.
Accelerated crop breeding is needed to tackle spreading plant disease and drought that threatens many African food staples Being a crop breeder in the modern world sometimes […]
CIP was one of the institutions especially invited by Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the address given by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, during his official […]
The CIP and HarvestPlus 2016 World Food Prize Laureates participated in a session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agriculture and Food for Development that brings together UK Parliamentarians concerned with agriculture, nutrition and food security in the developing world.
World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Maria Isabel Andrade recognized by the International Society of Tropical Root Crops-Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB) for her outstanding contribution to the development of root and tuber crops in Africa.
The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close until 2186. We can’t wait that long. As the world observes International Women’s Day, we consider the situation of women farmers in less developed countries and ways we can #BeBoldforChange.
This Phase Two effort of CIP’s proof of concept experiment to grow potatoes in simulated Martian conditions began on February 14, 2016 when a tuber was planted in a specially constructed CubeSat contained environment built by engineers from University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima based upon designs and advice provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Ames Research Center (NASA ARC), California. Preliminary results are positive.