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SETSAN helps to spread the sweet that brings health in Mozambique

In September 2016, Mecula and Metarica districts displayed orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) roots at the Niassa Province Nutrition Gala held in Lichinga. During the gala, the governor recommended that OFSP should be produced in all districts of Niassa.  OFSP has been selected as one of the key components of fighting chronic …

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Decentralized Vine Multipliers ensure the flow of healthy sweetpotato planting material to farmers in Mozambique’s Niassa Province

Septembers in Niassa are dry. Warm winds blowing over the Northern Mozambican province send billowing clouds of dust across the land. It is hard to imagine that anything could grow here. Yet the parched earth looks like it is just waiting for the first drops of rainwater to prove its …

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Seminar by Dr Arthur Villordon (LSU): “The Role of Phosphorus and Soil Compaction in Determining Sweetpotato Storage Root Length and Shape”

On 30 January 2017, Dr. Arthur Villordon held a seminar titled  “The Role of Phosphorus and Soil Compaction in Determining Sweetpotato Storage Root Length and Shape.” The seminar was held at the International Livestorck Research Institute. Other interested parties had an opportunity to attend via Webex.   Dr. Arthur Villordon is …

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2016 World Food Prize laureate ceremony (photo courtesy of World Food Prize)

Four CGIAR scientists, Dr. Howarth Bouis (HarvestPlus), Dr. Jan Low (CIP), Maria Andrade (CIP), and Robert Mwanga (CIP) were awarded the World Food Prize on 13 October 2016 among an international audience at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, for their combined success in improving nutrition and health through biofortified crops. …

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Discussion with two 2016 World Food Prize winners: How Mozambique led the way – a sisterhood story

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 7th October 2016 “If you come from an island you are a very different person. When I was young I would stand there and wish to go somewhere, yet you know you will go but your soul will remain on the island. It is how the …

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The 7th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative meeting takes place in Ethiopia

The 7th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI took place from 7-8 October 2016 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Celebrating the 2016 World Food Prize’. This theme honored four scientists – Dr. Howarth Bouis of HarvestPlus, and Drs. Jan Low, Maria Andrade and …

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