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April 2019

Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice meeting in Kampala, Uganda

April 9, 2019 - April 11, 2019
Kampala, Uganda

To enhance the living standards of food producers, the value-chain approaches had received extensive attention. Recently, good nutrition through healthy diet is gathering momentum. Now agricultural value-chains are considering how it can contribute to sustain and enhance life. Thus, the nutrition lens is being encouraged to be applied to all activities from farm to fork to ensure the consumption of foods that meet daily nutrient needs. It is against this background that the Marketing, Processing, and Utilization Community of Practice platform…

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TRAINING: ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO PROCESSING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019
International Centre for Innovative Learning (ICIL)-KNUST, Ghana Ghana
$650

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in partnership with CSIR-Crops Research Institute and the International Potato Centre (CIP) is offering an intensive 5-day course on “Orange flesh sweetpotato processing and product development”, taking place from 22nd to 26th April, 2019. This course has been derived from the “Everything you need to know about sweetpotato" course, developed by CIP and implemented by KNUST in collaboration with CSIR-Crops Research Institute for 3 years.The training course dubbed “OFSP Processing and Product…

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May 2019

Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice Meeting

May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019
Hawassa, Ethiopia

The Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice Meeting is scheduled to take place from  13-17 May 2019.  If interested in attending the meeting please contact Jan Low on J.LOW@CGIAR.ORG

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July 2019

4th Edition of the Training-of-Trainers’ course: “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato”

July 8, 2019 - July 19, 2019
KNUST and CSIR-CRI in Kumasi, Ghana

Kumasi, Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in partnership with CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CRI) and the International Potato Center (CIP) is offering a 10-day Training-of-Trainers course designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to train others; from 8th to 19th July, 2019. This training follows “Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato," developed and implemented by the International Potato Center under the "Reaching Agents of Change” project. The training course dubbed “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato” will be offered at KNUST and CSIR-CRI…

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August 2019

24th August: 10th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative 2019 Meeting

August 24, 2019
Kigali, Rwanda

The 10th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Technical Meeting will be held on 24th August 2019  and the associated Project Advisory Committee (PAC) 23rd,  and SPHI Steering Committee (SSC) will be held on 25th in Kigali, Rwanda. This year the structure of the SPHI Technical meeting is a bit different, due to aligning the meeting with the 11th Triennial African Potato Association Meeting to be held in Kigali, 25th -28th August.  Many of the presentations of scientific findings will take place…

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African Potato Association 2019 Conference

August 25, 2019 - August 29, 2019
Kigali Convention Center, Kigali Convention Center
Kigali, Kigali Rwanda
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The African Potato Association’s (APA) core objective is to promote production and utilization of potato and sweet potato for food and nutrition security in Africa. Additionally, the APA facilitates knowledge sharing by bringing together diverse stakeholders in the potato sector across Africa and other countries. Drawing scientists, practitioners and entrepreneurs from over 20 African countries and abroad, the APA members represent an extensive range of expertise in research and development of these promising crops.The African Potato Association local organizing committee together…

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October 2019

World Food Prize 2019

October 16, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Marriott Downtown Des Moines 700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309

LOWA, UNITED STATES

THE NORMAN E. BORLAUG INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, known informally as the "Borlaug Dialogue," each year brings together over 1,200 people from more than 65 countries to address cutting-edge issues related to global food security and nutrition. The three-day conference convenes a wide array of scientific experts, policy leaders, business executives and farmers and has been called "the premier conference in the world on global agriculture." Through the Borlaug Dialogue, the World Food Prize Foundation helps build alliances in the struggle against…

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December 2019

2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference- COP25

December 2, 2019 - December 13, 2019
Chile

The 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25, will be the 25th United Nations Climate Change conference. It will be held in Santiago, Chile, between 2–13 December 2019 and will incorporate the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 15th meeting of the parties for the Kyoto Protocol (CMP15), and the second meeting of the parties for the Paris Agreement (CMA2).

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May 2020

Sweetpotato Speedbreed and Seed Community of Practice (COP) West Africa virtual meeting

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - June 5 @ 3:00 pm
Virtual,

A series of 5 on-line meetings will be held in the coming weeks to take steps to strengthen a West African Sweetpotato Breeding and Seed Community of practice, to ensure the continuing development and dissemination of nutritious and productive sweetpotato varieties for the sub-Region.  The meetings organized by the International Potato Center under the auspices of the SweetGAINS Project, in collaboration with CORAF, and aligned to its strategy of Regional Centers of Excellence have the specific objectives to:   Work…

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June 2020

Sweetpotato Speedbreed and Seed Community of Practice (COP) West Africa virtual meeting

June 1 - June 5
VIRTUAL,

A series of 5 on-line meetings will be held in the coming weeks to take steps to strengthen a West African Sweetpotato Breeding and Seed Community of practice, to ensure the continuing development and dissemination of nutritious and productive sweetpotato varieties for the sub-Region.  The meetings organized by the International Potato Center under the auspices of the SweetGAINS Project, in collaboration with CORAF, and aligned to its strategy of Regional Centers of Excellence have the specific objectives to: Work towards…

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