CIP Newsletter Dec 2016

 

CIP adds the
Al-Sumait prize to 2016 recognitions, launches new sweetpotato
initiative called CReSP, participates in the APEC negotiations, and
reports on gender impact with indigenous Andean farmers.

 

 

 

 

What’s
inside?

 

Inside the
December 2016 CIP newsletter find out about CIP winning the Al-Sumait
prize in addition to the World Food Prize, learn about a new
sweetpotato initiative called CReSP, see how CIP participated in the
APEC negotiations, and get new insights on CIP’s impact on gender
with indigenous farmers in the Andes.

 

 

 

Al-Sumait
prize recognizes sweetpotato team


The 2016 Al-Summait Prize for African Food Security was awarded to
the CIP sweetpotato team. On November 22 in Equatorial Guinea. CIP
Director General Dr. Barbara Wells accepted the Al-Sumait prize for
CIP’s work in introducing vitamin A rich orange flesh
sweetpotato to 2.8 million households in Sub-Saharan African.

Link
to more news about the prize

 

 

OFSP survives Typhoon Haiyan

OFSP for
disaster risk reduction

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. CReSP was launched on 16th November, at the Global
Landscapes Forum (GLF), the lead side event of the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties
(COP22) talks held in Marrakech, Morrocco from 8 – 18 November 2016.

Link
to full article

 

Michael Gerba and Barbara Wells attend APEC meetings.

M. Gerba and B. Wells attend APEC meetings in Piura,
Peru.

CIP food
security and climate smart ag on display at APEC

For two
weeks in September, numerous CIP officials were present at the
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Piura, Peru,
discussing food security and climate change. At the heads of
delegations APEC meeting in Lima in November CIP DG Barbara Wells
attended as an official observer.

Link
to full article

 

Gender
analysis and new insights for Andean farmers

New
publication indicates that women who participated in the
Participatory Market Chain Approaches, stakeholder platforms and Papa
Andina gained access to new markets for native potatoes, and
increased their production and crop quality, which has improved food
security and family incomes. 

Link
to full article

 

CIP Director General Wells reflects
on CIP’s 45th anniversary

To help us
put our 45th anniversary into context, we spoke with CIP’s
Director General Barbara Wells about gender in agriculture and
science, the World Food Prize and CIP’s future.

Link
to full article

 

 

 

 

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