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Scientific Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato Award – Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper – 2018 Edition

Scientific Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato Award – Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper – 2018 Edition – Sweetpotato Knowledge Portal 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 …

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All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World

All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World Some agricultural experts are skeptical. “This paper does not settle the matter,” said Logan J. Kistler, the curator of archaeogenomics and archaeobotany at the Smithsonian Institution. Alternative explanations remain on the table, because the new study didn’t provide enough evidence …

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Visiting scientist develops sweet potato-enriched bread

Visiting scientist develops sweet potato-enriched bread You won’t find sweet potatoes growing in South Dakota fields, but sweet potato-fortified bread developed at South Dakota State University might help fight Vitamin A deficiency in Africa. Visiting scientist Daniel Mbogo of the International Potato Center in Kenya is working with assistant professor …

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CHAMPIONING VITAMIN A-RICH ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO IN NIGERIA

Championing vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Nigeria Nigeria, together with partners such as the Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project (BNFB), is using innovative approaches to tackle hidden hunger. Gift Buduzhi Oguzor, a community nutritionist, is leading one such effort, championing efforts to scale up nutritious, vitamin A rich orange-fleshed sweetpotato …

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3rd Edition of the Training-of-Trainers’ course: “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato” in Ghana

3rd Edition of the Training-of-Trainers’ course: “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato” Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in partnership with CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CRI) and the International Potato Center (CIP) is offering a 10-day Training-of-Trainers course designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to train others; from 16th – 27th …

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Borlaug Program Pairs U.S., African Sweet Potato Researchers

Borlaug Program Pairs U.S., African Sweet Potato Researchers | USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Thanks to USDA’s Borlaug Fellowship Program, an African researcher is in the United States acquiring knowledge that will help protect farmers’ livelihoods and improve food security on his home continent. Kwame Ogero, a research associate at the …

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