Community of Practice meets to discuss how to increase Sweetpotato Products in the African Market and Improve Nutrition
Nairobi, Kenya: 21 May 2015 – Previously relegated to the plates of rural dwellers, sweetpotatoes have slowly but surely penetrated the urban market, thanks to efforts to commercialize sweetpotato products. Driving the action behind the greater supply and diversity of sweetpotato products is a group of researchers and practitioners, who met on 20 and 21 May 2015 in Qaribu Inn in Nairobi to discuss how to scale up marketing, processing and utilization of vitamin-A rich sweetpotato varieties.
In this second meeting to be held in Uganda, the Sweetpotato Speed Breeders will discuss progress and challenges faced in improving sweetpotato breeds. The meeting will be officially opened by […]
First World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops will draw international crowd of scientists to Southern China
Hundreds of the world’s top experts on potato, cassava, sweetpotato, yam and other root crops will gather in the city of Nanning, located in China´s southern province of Guangxi, October 5-10 for the First World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops.
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.