By Vivian Atakos Key stakeholders implementing an innovative project on expanding utilization of roots, tubers and bananas and reducing their postharvest losses (RTB-ENDURE) came together for an end […]
CIP makes available to the scientific community and producers, the catalog of services of the CIP Laboratory Science Unit for 2017. This catalog includes a variety of analytical processes for […]
Tropical cyclone Winston ripped through the south Pacific in February this year, leaving a wide trail of destruction. The genebank at the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees, or CePaCT in Fiji, run by Pacific Community’s (SPC) Land Resources Division, helps preserve diversity in such staple crops as sweetpotato, taro, yam, and banana. The cyclone however meant they weren’t in any position to quickly multiply up their sweetpotato stocks. The head of CIP’s genebank, Dr. David Ellis, got in contact with Valerie Saena Tuia, Coordinator of the Genetic Resources facility (CePaCT) at SPC, in Fiji. Would they need some help with getting hard-hit farmers back on their feet?
Taking on the challenge of Learning to improve Monitoring & Evaluation beyond standards Dealing with an amazing amount of data on a daily basis is a fundamental task engaging not […]
Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) multiplication fields at Ilindi village are impressive and inspirational. The fields, managed by very committed OFSP growers, use irrigation from the nearby Lake Manyara. The proximity of the land to the lake makes the water table very high allowing the farmers to dig up wells to irrigate their crops.
On November 22 in Equatorial Guinea, CIP Director General Dr. Barbara Wells accepted the Al-Sumait prize for CIP’s work in introducing Al Sumait MASTER LOGO revised copyVitamin A Rich orange flesh sweetpotato to 2.8 million households in Sub-Saharan African.
Making the connections in the landscape: Harnessing the power of sweetpotato for vulnerable populations
The International Potato Center (CIP) led by World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Maria Andrade officially launched the global Climate Resilience through Sweetpotato (CReSP) initiative. The goal of CReSP is to fully utilize the potential of sweetpotato for improving nutrition security and livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the face of climate change.
A recent gender analysis of Papa Andina – a CIP initiative that facilitated a process through which smallholders in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru gained access to new markets for native potato varieties – found that it had transformational impacts on the lives of disadvantaged indigenous women and men in remote highland communities.
On November 16 at the Global Landscapes Forum in Morocco, the International Potato Center team led by World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Maria Andrade will present an innovative program to help climate vulnerable countries prepare for inevitable weather shocks due to climate change using resilient nutritious orange-fleshed sweetpotato.