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REVISED TRAINING OF TRAINERS MANUAL ON SWEETPOTATO AVAILABLE

An updated version of the popular Training of Trainers (ToT) manual on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sweetpotato is now available.  The manual, designed to potentially serve a wide variety of audiences (nutritionists and agronomists, policymakers, extension workers, community development workers, leaders of farmer organizations, farmers, is a much sought-after training …

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A NEW ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO TO FIGHT VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY IN NIGERIA

Nigeria’s National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) – Umudike and the International Potato center (CIP) have released a new orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) variety. Solo Gold— UMUSPO4—was officially released in July 2018 bringing the total number of OFSP varieties in Nigeria to three.  The other two are UMUSPO3 referred locally as ‘Mothers Delight’, and UMUSPO1, …

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10 days Training of Trainers (ToT) Course Announcement on “Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato”

Sokoine University

Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), in partnership with Sugarcane Research Institute (SRI-Kibaha) and the Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) project are conducting a Training of Trainers (ToT) course designed to provide the participants with the skills and knowledge to train others on “Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato. …

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Scaling up Biofortified Crops through a “Food Basket” Approach for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa

Biofortification is one of the sustainable and cost-effective ways of addressing micronutrient malnutrition. Biofortification efforts are gaining global recognition and impacting on millions of people by addressing food insecurity especially in Africa. This year’s World Food Prize has been awarded to four laureates in recognition of their efforts in developing …

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CIP Participates at the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2016)

  ‘Seize the moment! Securing Africa’s rise through agricultural transformation’ was the theme and campaign for this year’s African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF2016).  The event brought together over 1,500 delegates who included heads of state and government ministries, development partners, farmer organizations, private sector, eminent thought leaders, researchers, and finance and …

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