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Celebrating partnerships in the struggle to end hunger.

Women with Sweetpotato

International Potato Center celebrates its role in ending hunger throughout the world. Every 16th of October of the year, the countries, organizations, agriculture scientists and farmers celebrate the “World Food Day”. It was established by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. Very well known that food is the most …

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Redefining hope for the future of the less fortune

It is a shock that at present, we still have families who hardly find it possible to have even one meal in a day.  Claudine Mukandoli, a mother of three children is one of those. Living in Musanze District, she explained how difficult it has been for her to put …

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Ndayisaba smiles away from selling Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato roots in Musanze Market

Sales of Sweetpotato roots

On August 31, International Potato Center, through the Rwanda Orange-fleshed sweetpotato project funded by the USAID, carried out a one-week market linkage outreach in Musanze, where Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) farmers were linked to potential buyers. Over 1,500 Kg of rich Vitamin A roots were sold at a selling point where …

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Farmers in northern Rwanda launch the agricultural season with sweetpotato farming

Women with SP vines

  It is planting season again! Rainfall is here and farmers across Rwanda are on their toes to catch up with the time to plant. It is the perfect time for planting Sweetpotato.  As is the mandate, International Potato Center (CIP) and its implementing partners kick off this year’s agricultural …

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Celebrating partnerships in the struggle to end hunger.

Women with Sweetpotato

International Potato Center celebrates its role in ending hunger throughout the world. By Aime Ndayisenga & Donata Kizza  Every 16th of October of the year, the countries, organizations, agriculture scientists and farmers celebrate the “World Food Day”. It was established by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. Very well …

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Rwanda rural communities improving nutrition uptake with rich Vitamin A sweetpotatoes

Mothers in a nutrition class learning how to prepare and feed healthy food to their families. Photo: Aime Ndayisenga/CIP

The art of choosing and preparing food varies from one community to another. Most of the food choices that communities make are dependent on the availability of home grown food crops. The food choices that people make have a significant impact on people’s nutritional behavior, hence it affects their lives …

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My daughter returned to school because of sweetpotato

Clementine keeps OFSP garden near her house, vine maintenance and root consumption. Photo: Aime Ndayisenga (CIP)

If you met Clementine Uwanyirigira, you would easily believe she has a white collar job in a top-tier company. Uwanyirigira’s orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) production is the white-collar job, and her large piece of land the top-tier company she works for. Today, the mother of five can pay all her …

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Securing retirement through orange-fleshed sweetpotato farming: A living story of Evaste Nyiramugisha

Evaste's sweetpotato farmers’ group weeding their OFSP farm in Burera District. Photo: Aime Ndayisenga (CIP-SSA)

Evaste Nyiramugisha has defied the odds and taken advantage of her terrain to earn a living and provide for her extended family. Nyiramugisha hails from the mountainous region of the Northern Rwanda and lives in the fertile highlands of Burera district close to the famous Virunga volcanoes. Before her retirement, …

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