The theme of this year’s meeting is ‘Together, 10 million by 2020’. This refers to the overall goal of the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative which is to reduce malnutrition and increase incomes among at least 10 million sub-Saharan African households through improved varieties of sweetpotato and their diversified use by 2020.
International Potato Center Announces Partnership with Novogene Bioinformatics Technology to Advance Global Potato Genomics
Joint research project to sequence 10 new potato genomes with the goal of facilitating production of improved varieties
CIP’s Director General, Barbara Wells, will give a keynote speech at the World Potato Congress in Beijing, China July 28-30 on the role of potato in global food security, and will deliver the opening address for the International Workshop on Potato-Derived Staple Food Products and Industry Development.
CIP Dedicates Dr. Edward French Plant Pathology Laboratory in Recognition of Contributions to CIP and Science
(Lima, Peru) 13 July 2015 – In honor of his contributions to plant pathology and potato research in Peru and around the world, CIP Director General, Barbara H. Wells dedicated the CIP Plant Pathology Laboratory in the name of Dr. Edward French, CIP Scientist Emeritus.
Washington D.C., June 15, 2015 – A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique.
Community of Practice meets to discuss how to increase Sweetpotato Products in the African Market and Improve Nutrition
Nairobi, Kenya: 21 May 2015 – Previously relegated to the plates of rural dwellers, sweetpotatoes have slowly but surely penetrated the urban market, thanks to efforts to commercialize sweetpotato products. Driving the action behind the greater supply and diversity of sweetpotato products is a group of researchers and practitioners, who met on 20 and 21 May 2015 in Qaribu Inn in Nairobi to discuss how to scale up marketing, processing and utilization of vitamin-A rich sweetpotato varieties.
In this second meeting to be held in Uganda, the Sweetpotato Speed Breeders will discuss progress and challenges faced in improving sweetpotato breeds. The meeting will be officially opened by […]
First World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops will draw international crowd of scientists to Southern China
Hundreds of the world’s top experts on potato, cassava, sweetpotato, yam and other root crops will gather in the city of Nanning, located in China´s southern province of Guangxi, October 5-10 for the First World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops.
Kofi and Nane Annan put Sweetpotato on the table to Improve the Lives of Ghanaian Children, Women and Small Farmers
Kumasi, Ghana— Mr. Kofi Annan and Mrs. Nane Annan met with The International Potato Center (CIP) and its partners to discuss the potential for orange fleshed sweetpotato to improve the health of women and children in Ghana and enhance livelihoods of small farmers.