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 […]
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.
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.