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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 …

HIDAP and Sweetpotatobase training in Burkina Faso

Databases have become an integral part of all aspects of biological research, including basic and applied plant biology. The importance of databases continues to increase as the volume of breeding data and genomics approaches expands. International Potato Center (CIP) held a HIDAP and Sweetpotatobase training at the Institut de l’Environnement et Recherches Agricoles (INERA) in Burkina Faso. …

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