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Call for papers: Multi-stakeholder Research & Innovation Platforms in Agricultural Research for Development

The African Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD) has dedicated a Supplementary Issue to research, processes and related works on multi-stakeholder engagements in Agricultural Research and Development (ARD) in an effort to promote dissemination of information to various stakeholders. This is, therefore, to invite submission of papers with a focus on multi-stakeholder research and innovations. The …

Sweet Potato Lessons: The Case for Homegrown Solutions

International “We have made significant progress,” says Dr. Mwanga, who speaks of “unleashing the potential” of the orange sweet potato across the continent. “The number of people consuming it is increasing rapidly.” That means more children are getting the vitamin A they need to keep their vision clear and young bodies strong, perhaps making it …

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 …


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