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National Scientist Gelia T. Castillo: The scientist with a big heart

August 19, 2017 By Manila Bulletin

‘There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?’ – Robert Kennedy…

(ICLARM), United Nations University (UNU), International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru, and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

Experts call for more potato varieties

August 15, 2017 By The New Times

Experts have called for more efforts from different stakeholders to breed more potato varieties.

The call was made recently during a…


The call was made recently during a meeting between officials from International Potato Centre (CIP) and Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB),

Sweetpotato Square One

August 15, 2017 By admin

The domesticated sweetpotato has many wild relatives, surviving on their own in rough conditions in various parts of the Americas. Breeders want to use the strengths of those wild sweetpotatoes […]

Extracting sweetness from orange potatoes

August 11, 2017 By The Nation Online

They know orange sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin A. They know Vitamin A is good for the eyes. They know Vitamin A is good for health,…

only fetching K100 this year.

Despite all this bitterness, International Potato Centre (CIP) insists there is a market for the orange sweet

African wins award for sweet potato hunger project

August 9, 2017 By FreshPlaza

As a 5-year-old growing up in Cape Verde in sub-Saharan Africa, Maria Isabel Andrade had told her mother that she wanted to grow food and make hunger disappear from her town. Growing up in the Sahel region, Ms. Andrade, a leading agronomist, has today succeeded in accomplishing her childhood dream

Seed system needed for raising sweet potato yields

July 25, 2017 By SciDev.Net

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Experts call for standardisation of sweet potato seed system

Of 11 African nations, only Ethiopia has fully-fledged sweet…

McEwan, senior project manager for sweet potato seed systems at International Potato Center. “People hear about something and go try it and

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