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Call for Applications: Training of Trainer course “Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato”

  Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) in Nigeria invites applicants to a 10-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on  ‘‘everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato’. ARMTI seeks to build the capacity of public sector Extension; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), private sector and other implementing partners to effectively implement initiatives aimed at promoting the …

Nigerian schools adopt sweet potato to boost nutrition

Nigerian schools adopt sweet potato to boost nutrition By Alex Abutu [ABUJA, NIGERIA] The school feeding programme of Nigeria is using orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP) ̶ Mothers delight ̶to help fight vitamin A deficiency in children. The production of OFSP was the result of research collaboration between the National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI), Nigeria …

Mothers in a nutrition class learning how to prepare and feed healthy food to their families. Photo: Aime Ndayisenga/CIP

Rwanda rural communities improving nutrition uptake with rich Vitamin A sweetpotatoes

The art of choosing and preparing food varies from one community to another. Most of the food choices that communities make are dependent on the availability of home grown food crops. The food choices that people make have a significant impact on people’s nutritional behavior, hence it affects their lives whether positive or negative. From …

THE DFID FIELD VISIT TO SUSTAIN BENEFICIARIES IN RULINDO AND GAKENKE DISTRICT OF RWANDA ON 25th MAY 2017

THE FARMER SWEETPOTATO ROADSIDE MARKET The Rulindo farmer selling point is a root, tubers, and vegetable market that was opened in march 2015 after being established through a partnership between Rulindo District local government and the International Potato Center (CIP) through the UKAID funded, Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN). The market gives …

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