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Building resilient food systems through sweetpotato

Building resilient food systems through sweetpotato – International Potato Center Over 100 delegates are meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for the eighth annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) technical meeting. The two-day (25-26 September) meeting brings together researchers, policy makers, private sector actors, farmers and non-governmental organizations …

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Celebrating partnerships in the struggle to end hunger.

Women with Sweetpotato

International Potato Center celebrates its role in ending hunger throughout the world. By Aime Ndayisenga & Donata Kizza  Every 16th of October of the year, the countries, organizations, agriculture scientists and farmers celebrate the “World Food Day”. It was established by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. Very well …

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Vines for Rains: providing healthy sweetpotato planting material to farmers in Mozambique

Vines for Rains: providing healthy sweetpotato planting material to farmers in Mozambique In November 2012, Irish Aid funded the Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato for Niassa, project, which is led by International |Potato Center (CIP). Through this 4-year initiative, governmental and non-governmental partners quickly recognized the pivotal role that Decentralized Vine Multipliers …

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SPHI 2017 Contests Status

contest status

The 8th annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) meeting that brings together a variety of projects+ is almost here with us. The meeting will be held from 24th through to 27th September 2017 at the Ramada Resort in Dar-es-Salaam. This year, SPHI has a variety of contests that offered participants …

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LEADING BY EXAMPLE

By:Wells Kumwenda, Edward Chibambo and David Matiya. Mrs. Stelia James is a lead farmer in Group Village Headman Chimwabvi, Traditional Authority Maganga in Salima district. She is married to Kilison James and the family has 7 children (4Male & 3Female). The first born is 21yrs old and the last born …

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Lack of certified sweet potato

Uganda’s sweet potato production has reduced from 2.8 million tonnes in 2010 to 1.8 million tonnes. Sweet potato is one of the root crops that can shield a family from starvation during dry spells. They are hardly affected by the dry spell and can be cultivated with minimal inputs. These …

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