Christine Bukania

Hail Queen of Roots, Tubers and Bananas

March 21, 2017 By Christine Bukania

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.

Community of Practice meets to discuss how to increase Sweetpotato Products in the African Market and Improve Nutrition

June 2, 2015 By Christine Bukania

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.

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