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A “wicked” challenge- understanding root, tuber and banana seed systems and coordination breakdown: A multi-stakeholder framework

By Jorge Andrade-Piedra and Margaret McEwan – co-leaders of the RTB cross cutting cluster on access to quality seed “Why are the seed systems for roots, tubers and bananas (RTBs) so complex?” As a social scientist, this is an exciting challenge – to understand the interactions between technologies and social …

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STORING SWEETPOTATO IN SAND CAN IMPROVE DIETS AND INCOMES IN WEST AFRICA

The International Potato Center (CIP) has demonstrated the ability of beta-carotene-rich, orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties to reduce vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and improve food security, but smallholders in Africa have a hard time preserving those nutritious roots, especially in drought-prone areas, where they become scarce soon after the harvest. In sub-Saharan Africa …

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TRIPLE S PUZZLE

How good are you with crossword puzzles?  Well, here’s one on “Triple S”  developed by Frezer Asfaw and Mihiretu Cherinet. Download the word version here: http://www.sweetpotatoknowledge.org/files/triple-s-crossword-puzzle/ T E N H J W Z Y N S H L P T I L S K U N D H D U W P J …

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

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

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