The 16th Sweetpotato SpeedBreeders and Genomics Community of Practice (CoP) meeting has opened in Grand Legacy Hotel in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. The theme of the meeting is “Integrating modern genomics tools with traditional approaches.”
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 […]
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), a key partner of International Potato Center (CIP ) on the Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB ) Project, held a two-day Orientation, Planning, and Advocacy Strategy Validation workshop between 21st and 22nd March, 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The workshop brought together BNFB’s Regional Advocacy Champions, the BNFB regional and country advocacy teams, and key FARA staff with a common agenda of addressing micronutrient malnutrition in Africa through biofortification.
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.
A workshop held at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru brought together researchers and Peruvian government officials in an effort to facilitate compliance with national laws governing access […]
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.
Accelerated crop breeding is needed to tackle spreading plant disease and drought that threatens many African food staples Being a crop breeder in the modern world sometimes […]
CIP was one of the institutions especially invited by Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the address given by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, during his official […]
The CIP and HarvestPlus 2016 World Food Prize Laureates participated in a session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Agriculture and Food for Development that brings together UK Parliamentarians concerned with agriculture, nutrition and food security in the developing world.