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Growing sweetpotatoes in the desert: what this could mean for food security in sub-Saharan Africa?

For many of us, deserts represent dry wastelands where almost nothing can take root, let alone grow and flourish. But for the last three years, Dr. Hari Krishna has been growing sweetpotato in the desert in Abu Dhabi, with considerable success. Dr. Krishna is a development agronomist and postharvest technologist with over 35 years’ experience …

CIP participates in the first National Root and Tuber Crops fair in Mozambique

By Abdul Naico and Jose Ricardo On July 6, 2017CIP participated in the first National Root and Tuber Crops fair organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in collaboration with the Ministries of Tourism and Industry of Mozambique.  The event took place in Quissico, Zavala district, in the Southern province of Inhambane. Twenty …

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Ghana hosts second Training-of-Trainers’ course on “Everything you need to know about sweetpotato”

Ghana has hosted its second Training-of-Trainers’ course on “Everything you need to know about sweetpotato.” The training was held in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana and Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI), Fumesua-Ghana from the 22nd May to 2nd June, 2017. The course was offered by KNUST …

Ethiopia also wants to know everything about sweetpotato…

Since 2012, the International Potato Center (CIP) has run nineteen editions of its Training of Trainers (TOT) course “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sweetpotato” in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania. On July 3, 2017, Ethiopia has, for the first time, joined this select group. From now on, course material will not …

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