Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and his wife Nane Annan held meetings, January 9 -11, with key stakeholders involved in the Jumpstarting Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) project ongoing in Ghana.
Through online discussions, CoP members share information with one another and with members of other CoP groups. Online discussions are guided by topics selected during the annual meeting, and enable the participation of members who are unable to attend the physical meetings. Each topic is moderated by a leader, who summarizes and distributes the summary of the discussion, conclusions and way forward for action or future discussions. Read More
This CoP meeting is held under the umbrella of the Africa-wide Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI). Participants share experiences and innovative ways to fast-the scale-up of marketing, processing and utilization of vitamin-A rich sweetpotato varieties. Read More
The CoP brings together professionals working on all levels of the sweetpotato value chain, as well as private sector players who are innovating processing and utilization of orange-fleshed sweetpotato for commercial products. The overall objective continues to be to develop the essential capacities, products, and methods to reposition sweetpotato in food economies to alleviate poverty and under-nutrition in Afric Read More
Q&A with Antonio Magnaghi on innovating OFSP products and equipment
Aug 30th, 2016 /
Antonio Magnaghi is the proprietor of Euro Ingredients Limited.
Prof. Ibok Oduro talks about the excitement of sweetpotato processing
Apr 8th, 2016 /
“I’m always very excited to work with sweetpotato because you can look at its nutrient strength and tap into that strength to develop products for all...
Youth and gender inclusion theme takes center stage at the Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice annual meeting
Apr 1st, 2016 /
The Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice held its annual meeting from 14th to 16th March 2016 at the Kunduchi Beach Hotel and Reso...
CIP makes a presentation of sweetpotato value chain to high level BMZ Delegation at ILRI Campus in Nairobi
Nov 16th, 2015 /
On 16 November 2015, a visit by a high level delegation from BMZ, visited ILRI, where Tawanda Muzhingi presented the progress that the International Potato Center (CIP) is doing to address bottlenecks in the sweetpotato value chain in Kenya and efforts to scale up the nutrition benefits of biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP)