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Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper Competition

Through a generous endowment established by Dr. Jan W. Low, CIP offers an annual $500 award for the Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper published during the previous year. The award is presented to the lead author of the publication and intended to be split among the co-authors. Authors may be CIP …

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Sweetpotato Catalog Wins 2019 Communications Prize

An online sweetpotato catalog for sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded this year’s prize in the  Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato: Communication for Change competition. The digital catalog presents a collection of the best performing sweetpotato varieties or “best bets” in Africa and contains standardized information about 80 varieties grown in 15 sub-Saharan African …

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CONTEST for Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper- Deadline November 15th, 2020

Through a generous endowment established by Dr. Jan W. Low, every year the Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper published during the year before will receive an award consisting of US$500, which will be presented to the lead author.  The award is intended to be split among the co-authors. You do not …

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Amharic version of ‘Everything you ever want to know about SweetPotato’ manual.

The ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato’ manual – 7 volumes is now available in Amharic. This manual contains ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato’. We hope that it will be useful for those involved in training extensionists and NGO staff at different levels, and that …

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Triple S method helps sweetpotato farmers plant and harvest earlier

Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is an impressive crop, able to grow on marginal lands and produce nutritious roots within three months from planting. However, farmers plant vine cuttings rather than seeds, and getting enough vines to plant at the beginning of the rainy season can be a challenge for smallholders in …

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Making high quality sweetpotato silage

Sweetpotato silage is a method for preserving vines and roots in a succulent condition in a silo. Well-made sweetpotato silage is a wholesome and nutritious feed for all classes of cattle and pigs. Sweetpotato silage is made by fermenting chopped vines and roots of non-commercial value in the absence of …

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SweetGAINS project: How climate-resilient sweet potato can help secure Africa’s food security

Malnutrition and food insecurity are on worrying levels in Africa and experts believe improved sweet potato varieties could help reverse this. Dr. Hugo Campos, Project leader for SweetGAINS project joins CNBC Africa for more. Sweetgains: How climate-resilient sweet potato can help secure Africa’s food security – CNBC AfricaMalnutrition and food …

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