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May 2018

Scientific Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato Award – Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper – 2018 Edition

May 21, 2018 - July 30, 2018

Dear colleagues,Through a generous endowment established by Dr. Jan W. Low, every year the best sweetpotato scientific paper published during the year before will receive an award consisting of US$500, which will be presented to the lead author.  The award is intended to be split among the co-authors.During the 2017 version of the award, a rather small off manuscripts from CIP authors were submitted. We do look forward to receive a much higher number of papers from CIP colleagues during…

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HIDAP & Sweetpotatobase Training

May 29, 2018

Nairobi, Kenya
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Sweetpotatobase is a free online system developed by the Solgenomics team from Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University for managing sweetpotato breeding data. It provides a comprehensive suite of search, management, and analysis tools for different breeding activities. Sweetpotatobase also integrates 3rd party tools such the HIDAP data analysis software (CIP)and the Fieldbook phenotyping application (Kansas State). This makes up a complete ecosystem that can help streamline data collection, data curation, and decision-making. The Highly Interactive Data Analysis Platform (HIDAP)…

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June 2018

The 17th Sweetpotato Speedbreeders and Genomics CoP meeting

June 5, 2018 - June 8, 2018
International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI Campus, Off Old Naivasha Road
Nairobi, Kenya
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 The 2018 annual sweetpotato speedbreeders and genomics CoP meeting is scheduled to take place from 5-8 June 2018 in Nairobi. This 17th  annual meeting is jointly organized by the International Potato Centre (CIP) as part of the Swetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) project and the Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Improvement (GT4SP) Project led by the North Carolina University. Block the dates more information on the agenda will be forthcoming.

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July 2018

3rd Edition of the Training-of-Trainers’ course: “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato” in Ghana

July 16, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Kumasi, Ghana + Google Map

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in partnership with CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CRI) and the International Potato Center (CIP) is offering a 10-day Training-of-Trainers course designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to train others; from 16th – 27th July 2018. This training follows “Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato", developed and implemented by the International Potato Center under the "Reaching Agents of Change” project.The training course dubbed “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato” will be offered at KNUST and…

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September 2018

Save the Date: Annual SPHI Meeting

September 25, 2018 - September 28, 2018
Nairobi, + Google Map

The tentative days for the annual SPHI technical meeting are 25-28 September 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.We will update this page in due course.  

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