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Community of Practice meets to discuss how to increase Sweetpotato Products in the African Market and Improve Nutrition

June 2, 2015 By Christine Bukania

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.

CIP founder Dr. Richard L. Sawyer passes away

March 11, 2015 By

The International Potato Center (CIP) mourns the passing of Dr. Richard L. Sawyer, founder of CIP and its first Director-General. Dr. Sawyer passed away on March 9 in Raleigh, North Carolina, in his native USA.

International Potato Center Scientific Achievements of 2014

February 19, 2015 By CPAD

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:

Unmissable opportunity to build food security and reduce greenhouse gases at Paris COP

February 12, 2015 By ANDES - CCAFS - CIP - IIED

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.

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