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April 2019


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

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


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

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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February 2021


February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

  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 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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