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Gemenet at the BecA lab in Nairobi during the 2016 CoP meeting (Photo: C. Bukania)

Dr. Dorcus Gemenet appointed Research Scientist on Molecular Breeding and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Potato and Sweetpotato

Dr. Dorcus Gemenet has been appointed the Research Scientist on Molecular breeding and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Potato and Sweetpotato for the International Potato Center (CIP) and will be based in Lima, Peru. Gemenet is an active member of the SpeedBreeders and Genomics CoP and a member of the Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Project (GT4SP). …

Sweetpotato SpeedBreeders and Genomics CoP visits Rubona Research Station

On the morning of 17 May 2017, two buses departed from Grand Legacy Hotel, the venue of this year’s SpeedBreeders and Genomics Community of Practice (CoP). The 39 participants were on a field trip to Rubona Research Station in the Southern Province of the country. As the hills for which this country is famed for …

Sweetpotato leaves sauce recipe

Ingredients 500g of chopped sweetpotato leaves 200ml of palm oil 400g of fish 2 onions 1/4 of garlic pods 1 flavoring cube Some salt and pepper 3 cups of water Some pounded crawfish Procedure   Cook the chopped sweetpotato leaves for 15 minutes and drain the water In a pot, boil fish in one cup …

The 16th Sweetpotato SpeedBreeders and Genomics Community of Practice meeting opens in Kigali

15 May 2017 – Kigali: The 16th Sweetpotato SpeedBreeders and Genomics Community of Practice (CoP) meeting has opened in Grand Legacy Hotel in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. The theme of the meeting is “Integrating modern genomics tools with traditional approaches.” The meeting was officially opened by the Director General of the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Dr. …

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