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ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO CHAMPION TAKES GOSPEL TO CHURCH

On a slow Saturday morning, most would want to sleep away the exhaustion of the week but the ground is set for Christ is the Answer Ministries(CITAM) family sports day in Buruburu, Nairobi Kenya. For George Aristotle, this presented an opportunity to spread the Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) gospel to his church. He knows very well …

The Independent Science Partnership Council holds a joint MLE and Impact Assessment Meeting in Rome

The Independent Science Partnership Council (ISPC) of CGIAR held a Monitoring Evaluation, Learning, and Impact Assessment (MELIA) meeting last week (November 5-7, 2018) at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. This was the first meeting the Council held that brought the MEL and the IA communities of practice (CoPs) together. One of the …

ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO: IMPROVING LIVES IN RWANDA

  “I can now comfortably take care of my family.  Before, my children were not attending primary school because the family could not afford to pay school fees. The children were malnourished being unable to afford two meals a day. But now things have changed!” says Dominique. Harerimana Dominique is a 35-year-old farmer who lives …

A NEW ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO TO FIGHT VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY IN NIGERIA

Nigeria’s National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) – Umudike and the International Potato center (CIP) have released a new orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) variety. Solo Gold— UMUSPO4—was officially released in July 2018 bringing the total number of OFSP varieties in Nigeria to three.  The other two are UMUSPO3 referred locally as ‘Mothers Delight’, and UMUSPO1, which is known as ‘King …

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