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.
CIP Announces the Passing of Social Scientist, Dr. Gelia T. Castillo, First Woman to Join our Board of Trustees
It is with deep sadness that we announce the news of the passing of Dr. Gelia T. Castillo on Saturday 5 August. Dr. Castillo was an eminent rural […]
“Never in my life had I seen so many varieties of potato, so many different shapes, sizes, and colors,” replied a delighted Tashi Yangzom, a female potato farmer […]
In order to increase the consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) and OFSP based products in Rwanda, the International Potato Center (CIP) in partnership with Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB) organized a training for selected processors, mostly young entrepreneurs running bakery businesses in Rwanda’s urban centers.
Genebanks, the world’s insurance policy against hunger The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 75 percent of plant genetic diversity was lost in the last century alone. […]
Five International Potato Center (CIP) early career researchers have been named finalists in the 2017 CGIAR Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Program. Find out more…
Navigating tax codes, payroll detail and health and other insurance benefits across borders can be a costly and time-consuming endeavor. To help drive down costs and access the […]
For many of us, deserts represent dry wastelands where almost nothing can take root, let alone grow and flourish. But for the last three years, Dr. Hari Krishna has been growing sweetpotato in the desert in Abu Dhabi, with considerable success.