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PATATE DOUCE A CHAIR ORANGE. VOTRE PASSEPORT POUR UNE BONNE SANTE (YOUR PASSPORT TO GOOD HEALTH-FRENCH VERSION)

Good news!Read and download the french version of our famous “Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Passport to Good Health”. This passport-sized document contains all the facts and figures you need to know about orange-fleshed sweetpotato from its nutritional value, how it can be used, who to contact for varieties, contact information for …

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GHANA PREPARES FOR RELEASE OF FOUR SWEETPOTATO VARIETIES

The Ghana National Variety Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) recently conducted a field inspection and review of performance data at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) in Nyankpala, Ghana. Sweetpotato inspection plots for release at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – …

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CIP’S MARIA ISABEL ANDRADE HONORED BY TOP PLANT BREEDING JOURNAL

In its December 2019 issue, the journal Plant Breeding Reviews has recognized International Potato Center (CIP) scientist and 2016 World Food Prize co-recipient, Maria Isabel Andrade, for her contributions to the field for her important work on sweetpotato. The article describes Andrade’s professional journey starting in the island nation of Cape Verde, where …

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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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OFSP PASSPORT 2018

 The 4th edition of the OFSP passport is available!  Check out your Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Passport to Good Health. This passport-sized document contains all the facts and figures you need to know about orange-fleshed sweetpotato from its nutritional value, how it can be used, who to contact for varieties, contact …

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2023 BEST SWEETPOTATO SCIENTIFIC PAPER COMPETITION

To celebrate the best in sweetpotato research, we are extremely excited to announce our annual Sweetpotato Science Paper competition for 2023. Established through a generous endowment from Dr. Jan Low, CIP offers a $500 award presented to the lead author of the publication and intended to be split among the co-authors. …

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Release of a climate-adaptive and nutritious purple-fleshed sweet potato ( KC-SWEET PURPLE) variety in Kenya

The International Potato Center (CIP) and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) have collaborated to release the KC Sweet Purple variety of sweet potato in Kenya, aiming to address climate challenges faced by farmers. Originally from Ghana, where it was known as ‘SARI-DIEDI,’ the purple-fleshed, climate-resistant, and nutritious sweet …

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Online Sweetpotato germplasm ordering platform

The Sweetpotato Germplasm Ordering Platform is an online website that allows you to order pathogen-free released germplasm from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) breeding programs. All germplasm are currently shipped from the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) station in Muguga, Kiambu County, Kenya. 108 sweetpotato varieties have been added on the …

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Hands-on biometrics training for plant breeding in Nairobi, Kenya

Using sound statistical approaches is one of the most effective ways to increase heritability, response to selection and consequently expected genetic gains. The International Potato Center (CIP) is organizing a biometrics training funded by the OneCGIAR Breeding Resources Initiative and the SweetGAINS BMGF investment implemented by CIP and partners, from 5 till 9 December 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya. The hands-on …

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2022 BEST SWEETPOTATO SCIENTIFIC PAPER COMPETITION

To celebrate the best in sweetpotato research, we are extremely excited to announce our annual Sweetpotato Science Paper competition for 2022. Established through a generous endowment from Dr. Jan Low, CIP offers a $500 award presented to the lead author of the publication and intended to be split among the co-authors. The …

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WINNER! Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper Competition in 2020

The winner of the best sweetpotato scientific paper in 2020 is:  Development of a food product profile for boiled and steamed sweetpotato in Uganda for more effective breeding. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 56 (3), pp. 1385-1398. (https://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.14792 This study sought to understand user preferences of raw, boiled and steamed sweetpotato, a staple food …

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