An OFSP platform for Nigeria has been established to catalyse OFSP scaling up efforts. The Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project (BNFB) facilitated a formal platform launch event which took place at the De Meros Hotel and Suites, Lagos Nigeria on 20th July. Participants at the launch included representatives from Nigeria Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs), National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), NARIS, school feeding programme, processors, farmers and academic institutions.
Dorcus Gemenet knows about hunger. As a smallholder farmer’s daughter growing up in Western Kenya, she lived the impact of cyclical drought first hand. Withered maize stalks meant more […]
By the year 2026, the International Potato Center (CIP for its acronym in Spanish) aims to bolster the nutrition and food security of at least 50 million people in […]
Drones and hand-built cameras, transforming agriculture data collection with tailor-made tools The International Potato Center (CIP for its acronym in Spanish) is working to improve data collection while […]
International Potato Center (CIP) Director General Dr. Barbara Wells recently paid a courtesy call to former UN Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan and his wife Mrs. Nane Annan at their home in Accra, Ghana. The meeting, held on August 1, aimed to introduce Dr. Tom van Mourik, CIP Country Manager for Ghana and Project Manager for a new orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) project—Orange: Healthy Gold for Ghana. They also deliberated on fundraising opportunities for going to scale with OFSP through the new project.
The International Potato Center is delighted to welcome Mrs. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, former Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission (AUC), to the CIP Board of […]
Diversified nutrition education approaches lead to increased Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato adoption and healthy diets
In Webuye East sub county, Bungoma County in Kenya, 30-year-old Teresa Nekesa ushers us into her house with a smile, her two young children in tow. Her other two children are attending a nearby school. She informs us the youngest just turned a year old. We are impressed. He is noticeably a healthy boy.
“Most of his agemates in the village are distinctively smaller. Many women ask me what I feed my children so they appear healthy”, says Teresa.
Decentralised seed potato multipliers and county officers in Kenya’s North Rift —part of Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) project—undertook an educational tour aimed at showcasing procedures and practises for producing certified seed. The tour, organised by AVCD-Potato project funded by USAID, took place from 5th to 7th July 2017.
Dr. Maria Isabel Andrade, International Potato Center (CIP) Senior Sweetpotato Breeder, and 2016 World Food Prize co-winner has been awarded the M.S. Swaminathan Award for Environment Protection. The award is a recognition of her seminal role played as a development economist and agricultural development expert over three decades of work.