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September 2018

9th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative 2018 Meeting

September 24, 2018 - September 27, 2018
Nairobi, + Google Map

The 9th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Technical Meeting and associated Project Advisory Committee (PAC) and SPHI Steering Committee (SSC) meetings will be held on 24-27th September 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.  The theme of this year’s meeting is Progress in Research for Development for Sweetpotato in Africa.Exciting activities planned for this year include deep-dive workshops, keynote addresses, and exciting panel discussions.  The SPHI Steering Committee and the SASHA Project Advisory Committee meetings will also be held during…

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October 2018

Decoding the Data Ecosystem

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 am - October 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
World Agroforestry Center Campus(ICRAF) and co-hosted by ICRAF and the International Livestock Research Institute
Nairobi, Kenya
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The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is where information becomes power: power to predict, prescribe, and produce more food, more sustainably. It aims to democratize decades of agricultural data empowering analysts, statisticians, programmers and more to mine information for trends and quirks, and develop rapid, accurate and compelling recommendations for farmers, researchers and policymakers.The data ecosystem for global food security is complex. It is nothing less than all information infrastructures, enabling policies, data sources, modeling and analytic approaches, applications and tools used to capture,…

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ISTRC 18th Triennial Symposium

October 22, 2018 - October 25, 2018
International Center for Tropical Agriculture Km 17 Autopista Cali - Palmira Colombia Palmira, Valle del Cauca 763537 Colombia
CALI, Colombia
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 Background for the SymposiumTropical roots and tubers (cassava, potato, sweet potato, yams and aroids) have both challenges and opportunities in:Germplasm improvementNew variety adoption/impactAccess to quality seedsEffective management of pests and diseasesCrop nutrition and low soil fertilityMechanization of planting and harvestingClimate changeConsumer preference and nutritionPost-harvest lossesAgro-processing and tradeStrategies need to be developed to address these challenges to determine “When Where and How Root and Tuber Crops Will Lead the Next Agricultural Revolution”. Unquestionably, in the next 20 years, tropical root and tuber crops…

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