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Orange-fleshed sweetpotato factory nears completion in Central Region

1D1F: Potato factory nears completion in Central Region President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed overwhelming confidence in the benefits of the Potato Processing Factory at Gomoa Bewadze in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region. According to him, the potato industry could be a great game changer if given the needed attention and resources.

Report Available – 9th Consultation of the Seed Systems and Crop Management CoP

The Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice held its 9th consultation meeting on 15-17 May 2018, at the Hotel Villa Portofino Kigali, Rwanda. The theme of the meeting was ‘Engaging youth for improved sweetpotato seed and root production’. The meeting was attended by 55 participants from …

Part 4 of 4: TOPIC 16 OF THE SEED SYSTEMS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

Empowering the Youth Through Agriculture: What Is Their Role in Sweetpotato Seed Systems? Lead discussant: Aime Ndayisenga (CIP Rwanda) Compiled by Kwame Ogero   Cont’d: How do we get the youth more involved in the sweetpotato value-chain? 3)  Capacity building on agribusiness skills. Mentorship and training programs to impart agronomic, processing and business skills can …

CIP MOLECULAR BREEDER SELECTED AS FINALIST: 2018 CGIAR NORMAN E. BORLAUG FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Congratulations to Dr. Mercy Kitavi who just got accepted into the Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. She will be hosted by Michigan State University (MSU).  Mercy is Molecular breeder and Capacity Building Scientist at the International Potato Center. For this fellowship, she hopes to learn more about Bioinformatics. “Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field …

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