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Christine Bukania

Call for papers: Multi-stakeholder Research & Innovation Platforms in Agricultural Research for Development

The African Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD) has dedicated a Supplementary Issue to research, processes and related works on multi-stakeholder engagements in Agricultural Research and Development (ARD) in an effort to promote dissemination of information to various stakeholders. This is, therefore, to invite submission of papers with a focus on …

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The 16th Sweetpotato SpeedBreeders and Genomics Community of Practice meeting opens in Kigali

15 May 2017 – Kigali: The 16th Sweetpotato SpeedBreeders and Genomics Community of Practice (CoP) meeting has opened in Grand Legacy Hotel in Rwanda’s capital Kigali. The theme of the meeting is “Integrating modern genomics tools with traditional approaches.” The meeting was officially opened by the Director General of the …

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Bakers from Naivas Supermarkets trained on how to use orange-fleshed sweetpotato puree in bakery applications

Bakers' training held at Naivas Supermarket in Kitengela (Photo: Christine Bukania/CIP-SSA

On 29-30 April 2017, 24 bakers from Naivas stores in greater Nairobi were trained on using orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) puree for bakery applications. The training, held in the Naivas Kitengela branch, was organized by Tawanda Muzhingi, a food scientist at the International Potato Center (CIP), and Antonio Magnaghi a product …

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African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) publishes Special Issue devoted to biofortification

Sokoine University

The African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) has published a Special Issue devoted to Biofortification. The Special Issue is a culmination of an idea mooted by Dr Howarth Bouis, one of the four 2016 World Food Prize laureates and features 17 chapters. In her forward, the AFJAND Editor-In-Chief, …

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Journal article chronicles the spread of orange-fleshed sweetpotato through sub-Saharan Africa

Time Magazine

Most often, the process of the development and dissemination of new agricultural technologies is not documented.  Some say, that if a new product is good, it should spread “by itself”.  But the reality is that the surrounding policy environment heavily influences the ability to test new technologies and to disseminate …

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