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Effective Marketing Strategies for Sweetpotato Seed

  The second edition in this blog series for SeedSystem.org by scientists from the International Potato Center (CIP) and the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) explores effective marketing strategies for sweetpotato seed. The sustainable production of Early Generation Seed (which includes pre-basic/foundation seed and basic seed) is one …

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STATA training in Nairobi, Kenya

CIP and its partners has, since 2015, embarked on efforts to harmonize the collection and analysis of M&E data. In January 2017, the Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation Community of Practice (MLE CoP) launched a Manual for collecting key monitoring data, along with Stata programs for analysing such data. Consequently, a …

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Field visit in Boane, Mozambique

On January 08, 2018, 45 participants led by Dr. Maria Isabel Andrade had the opportunity to visit the Nwalate site, in Boane, Mozambique. The site is one of the local primary multiplication centres where seed system activities are conducted. With support from OFDA Mitigating Disaster Project in Southern Mozambique, International …

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Statistics for Breeders Training: Kumasi, Ghana

In January 2018, 14 participants attended a ten day training on statistics for breeders in Kumasi, Ghana conducted by the leader of the Global sweetpotato breeding program for the International Potato Centre, Wolfgang Grünerberg and Statistician Raul Eyzaguirre. The objective of the training was to help scientists and graduate trainees learn …

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Army Worms: A threat to Food Security in Rwanda

Written by Donata Kizza and Aime E. Ndayisenga  In early 2017, army worms were reported to have invaded Rwanda destroying maize, sweetpotato, among other crops. This was the first time the country had experienced an army worm attack which caused damages on a large sweetpotato seed multiplication site at the Rwanda …

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