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Sweet potatoes are the secret to a long life, says family of oldest person in the US

Sweet potatoes are the secret to a long life, says family of oldest person in the US Following the death of a 114-year-old woman from Pennsylvania named Delphine Gibson, 113-year-old Lessie Brown of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is officially the oldest person in the United States. Her secret? According to her 88-year-old daughter Bernie Wilson, it’s …

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Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato: Communication for Change Award

The Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) is pleased to announce that the ‘Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato: Communication for Change Award’ will take place for a second year in 2018. The annual award was established last year with a generous endowment from Dr. Jan W. Low, a recipient of the World Food Prize …

Clean seed systems for roots, tubers and bananas: What can Tanzania learn from the US?

Kwame Ogero of the International Potato Center takes an in-depth look at the National Clean Plant Network for Sweetpotato in the United States, drawing lessons for Tanzania, where sweetpotato is a major source of food and income. Early this year, I got a chance to visit and share experiences with stakeholders involved in sweetpotato seed …

Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Industry Forum in Malawi

Africa’s food systems and industry are changing rapidly to meet the demands of a growing and dynamic population. Sweetpotato is a big part of this story. Grown by over 50 million farmers, it is one of Africa’s fastest expanding crops. Over the past 10 years, the International Potato Center (CIP), in collaboration with national research …

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