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Open Access (OA) Workshop in Nairobi,Kenya

The International Potato Center (CIP) generates a lot of valuable research and is committed that the world uses our findings to improve livelihoods and nutrition and uses our datasets to generate additional findings. Our goal, in alignment with the CGIAR policies, is to be fully Open Access at the end …

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ICP-OES Training at Food and Nutritional Laboratory

On 28 September, three staff members (1 female and 2 male) of the International Potato Centre Food and Nutrition Evaluation Laboratory (CIP-FANEL) and Biosciences for east and central Africa (BecA) Research Hub Nairobi, Kenya were trained on ICP-OES (Inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectrometry).   This equipment was donated to …

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The SPHI 2018 Photo Contest Winners

This year, SPHI’s Photo Contest had a total submission of 76 eligible photographs. A select judging panel were tasked with coming up with 12 winners for the four categories, read more on the categories here. The people’s choice award was selected during the meeting. This is a presentation on all …

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Congratulations to Dr. Mercy Kitavi who just got accepted into the Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. She will be hosted by Michigan State University (MSU).  Mercy is Molecular breeder and Capacity Building Scientist at the International Potato Center. For this fellowship, she hopes to learn more about Bioinformatics. …

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HIDAP and Sweetpotatobase training in Burkina Faso

Databases have become an integral part of all aspects of biological research, including basic and applied plant biology. The importance of databases continues to increase as the volume of breeding data and genomics approaches expands. International Potato Center (CIP) held a HIDAP and Sweetpotatobase training at the Institut de l’Environnement et Recherches …

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Youth Investing In Agriculture: Success with Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) In Western Uganda

Given the growing youth populations in sub-Saharan Africa and the state of economic livelihoods in the region, the agriculture sector offers a great potential for alleviating unemployment and underemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Solomon Isingoma, a 28-year-old from Hoima district, in western Uganda is a successful youth vine multiplier. Born in …

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