This year we only harvested a modest amount of potatoes because we were affected by the rain and drought. Native potatoes are watered only with the rain. Everything […]
Kirimi Sindi is the CIP country manager overseeing the Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) project in Rwanda. His team is working at making bio-fortified Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) ubiquitous in the Rwandan diet. He shares some of the strategies they’re employing to meet their goal of reaching more than a quarter million people in the lifespan of the project.
Peruvian Potato Farmers and Scientists Team Up to Adapt Traditional Practices to El Niño and Climate Change
Over the centuries Peruvian potato farmers have developed traditional practices that help them acclimate to severe weather variations and avoid widespread food insecurity. Climate change coupled with El Niño, however, are stresses that have rendered some of these tools less effective, making these populations more susceptible to hunger.
Crop diversity is more important than ever and yet in the U.S. alone 90% of the fruit and vegetable varieties were lost in the past century. Investing now in preserving and mining the resilient traits of CWR can help safeguard the world’s food supply.
Bio-fortified Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) features in this year’s 2015 Borlaug Dialogue. On the “Borlaug 101: Fundamentals of Global Food Security” agenda are three of the International Potato Center’s (CIP) own OFSP pioneers: Jan Low, Maria Andrade, and Robert Mwanga. Collectively this team helped place bio-fortified OFSP on the nutritional forefront as a means of addressing hidden hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Annans have teamed up with the International Potato Center (CIP) and its partners to promote the development of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) cultivation in Ghana.
Standard & Chartered Bank the award seeks to recognize outstanding contributions to the agriculture sector.