Oshogbo, Nigeria— The inclusion of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) in wheat bread and school meals is boosting the nutritional status of children and could help Nigeria to reduce its imports […]
On May 8, 2017, the province of Nampula, northern Mozambique, hosted the official launching ceremony of the expansion phase of the Viable Sweetpotato Technologies in Africa (VISTA) Mozambique project […]
In pictures: moving disease free orange-fleshed sweetpotato planting material into farmers’ fields in Zambia
View original photostory post by Jonathan Odhong (IITA) here. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato is fast becoming a major source of income for majority of farmers who have specialized as decentralized vine […]
2016 World Food Prize co-winners share some thoughts on the future of African Agriculture with a focus on breeding orange-fleshed sweetpotato to address various challenges. Read on for more insights.
Starr Business‘ Tawakalitu Braimah took part in a tour to the Volta region, Ghana to assess how Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato is gradually becoming a source of income for smallholder farmers and other […]
World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Maria Isabel Andrade recognized by the International Society of Tropical Root Crops-Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB) for her outstanding contribution to the development of root and tuber crops in Africa.
Bold for change: fighting potato late blight disease in Africa Vivian Atakos In recognition of International Women’s Day 2017, celebrated every year on March 8, we bring […]
The 13th International Symposium for the International Society for Tropical Root Crops- Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB) has kicked off in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. CIP researchers will be presenting papers and posters on potato and sweetpotato research in the region.
Fernando Alibi: Availing healthy sweetpotato planting material to farmers in Mozambique’s Niassa Province
September 2016: In Choulue locality, Chimbunila district—Mozambique— Fernando Alibi, has finished constructing his net tunnel and is anxiously waiting for vines. He has been growing the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) […]
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 […]