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.
2016 Al-Sumait Food Security Prize awarded to CIP Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato CGIAR Sister Center IITA shares prize
2016 Al-Sumait Food Security Prize awarded to CIP Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato CGIAR Sister Center IITA shares prize October 24, 2016 (Lima, Peru) — The International Potato Center (CIP) was awarded […]
The International Potato Center (CIP) hosted a reception to mark 45 years of research for development, 37 of these being in Africa. The event was held on 9th October 2016, the eve of the 10th triennial Africa Potato Association (APA) conference, at the Elilly Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Thoughts on the observation of International Rural Women’s Day — For centuries “women [have worked] hard to improve the lives of their families and communities through agriculture,” Mudege said. “They need access to markets and access to knowledge and finance to establish viable small-scale rural enterprises to create employment for themselves, as well as generate incomes. As a result, it is not what women can do but what can be done to add value to the efforts that women are already making.”
Press Realease: Four CGIAR scientists awarded the prestigious World Food Prize for work combatting micronutrient deficiency
Four CGIAR scientists awarded the prestigious World Food Prize for work combatting micronutrient deficiency Biofortification’s ability to improve nutrition and health of vulnerable populations internationally recognized 15 million people […]