Kofi and Nane Annan put Sweetpotato on the table to Improve the Lives of Ghanaian Children, Women and Small Farmers
Kumasi, Ghana— Mr. Kofi Annan and Mrs. Nane Annan met with The International Potato Center (CIP) and its partners to discuss the potential for orange fleshed sweetpotato to improve the health of women and children in Ghana and enhance livelihoods of small farmers.
Engendered Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation – A Five Volume Toolkit
The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project publishes toolkit to build institutional capacity in selected African countries to design and implement gender sensitive Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) projects
International conference calls for Integrated systems research for sustainable intensification in smallholder agriculture
Agricultural Scientists Argue that Systems Research Offers Solutions to Tackle Poverty, Hunger and Environmental Degradation Together.
In 2014, the International Potato Center’s (CIP) scientific productivity increased markedly with 70 papers published in international scientific journals and manuals developed for strengthening capacity among scientists and practitioners. CIP’s Office of the Deputy Director General of Research and Development highlights the following significant scientific achievements in the past year:
Following December’s climate change meeting in Lima, countries are working on identifying their national contributions to mitigation and adaptation for submission at the end of March. These will form the basis of a new climate deal to be agreed in Paris at the end of this year. But with no formal arrangement for addressing agriculture within the negotiations, we could miss a key opportunity to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while enhancing food and nutritional security.
Peru’s farmers are able to access a greater diversity of potato varieties for climate adaptation, thanks to the continued work of a ground-breaking agreement between the International Potato Center (known by its Spanish acronym CIP), ANDES and the Association of the Potato Park communities.
Lima, November 21, 2014.- In the context of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Lima, Peru, from December 1 to 12, the International Potato Center (CIP) will be taking part in several events, in particular in “Voices for the Climate,” a forum for dialogue with discussion and exhibition areas to communicate with the public and raise their awareness on climate change.
http://cropgenebank.sgrp.cgiar.org/ According to the recently released Second Report on the State of the World’s PGRFA, the number of genebanks worldwide has reached nearly 1700. These genebanks store millions of germplasm samples that need to be properly managed