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February 2021

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN SWEETPOTATO

February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Virtual,

  Sweetpotato is a nutritious and resilient crop. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) contains high levels of pro-vitamin A — just 125g of boiled OFSP can provide the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A for children. The seventh most important food crops globally, sweetpotato has a wide range of traits that breeders are using to develop climate-resilient varieties. Much research still needs to be done to exploit its full potential, including developing sustainable seed and production systems, and diversifying its use as…

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March 2021

DIGITAL DIALOUGUE- Building Forward Better: WFP Laureates Mobilizing for Food Systems Action

March 25, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Nairobi, Kenya
$1500

The World Food Prize Foundation is pleased to present the second edition of the Digital Dialogue Series. Join us!About this EventSAVE THE DATE! March 25, 2021 | 8:00 – 9:30 AM Central Time 4.00- 5.30 PM East Africa Time.For the first time in 19 years, WFP Laureates mobilized as a cohort to issue a call for action needed to transform global food systems and work towards a healthier, more sustainable future. A selection of Laureates will discuss the letter and…

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DIGITAL DIALOUGUE- Building Forward Better: WFP Laureates Mobilizing for Food Systems Action

March 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Virtual

The World Food Prize Foundation is pleased to present the second edition of the Digital Dialogue Series. Join us! About this Event SAVE THE DATE! March 25, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM Central Time 4.00- 5.30 PM East Africa Time. For the first time in 19 years, WFP Laureates mobilized as a cohort to issue a call for action needed to transform global food systems and work towards a healthier, more sustainable future. A selection of Laureates will discuss…

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July 2021

The RTB Toolbox: Building a better seed future, together

July 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Building sustained capacity for using the tools and applying new knowledge in designing seed systems Root, tuber and banana crops are the foundation of tropical food security.  But their seed systems are complex and widely informal. The seed is bulky, expensive to transport, spoils easily, and can harbor health problems from viruses to weevils. These challenges must be overcome in order to improve agricultural productivity and feed the world in an uncertain future.  Off the successful launch of the RTB Toolbox earlier this…

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June 2022

12th Triennial African Potato Association Conference Lilongwe, Malawi

June 27 - July 1
Lilongwe, Malawi Lilongwe, Malawi + Google Map

LILONGWE, Malawi: The African Potato Association (APA) will hold its 12th Triennial Conference from 27th June to 1st July 2022 in Lilongwe, Malawi. The conference will be held under the theme of ‘Harnessing potato and sweetpotato innovations for resilient and healthier agri-food systems’. APA is a non-profit organization that was launched in September 1985 with the following objectives: To promote the interests of potato and sweetpotato workers in Africa. To act as a central source of information and resource exchange.…

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