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July 2018

3rd Edition of the Training-of-Trainers’ course: “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato” in Ghana

July 16, 2018 - July 27, 2018
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 16th – 27th July 2018. 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…

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September 2018

9th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative 2018 Meeting

September 24, 2018 - September 27, 2018
Nairobi,

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
$50

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

 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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Commercialization Opportunities for Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato: Kenya, Malawi and South Africa

October 30, 2018
Online Event

In theory, Sub-Saharan Africa could feed a large part of the world. Yet the region struggles to achieve its full agricultural potential, let alone its potential in agricultural value addition and processed foods. In this webinar, presenters from the USAID Investment Support Program and Dalberg will discuss the process of assessing markets, identifying high-potential opportunities that may drive economic growth and competitiveness, and what they found when conducting those analyses.Building on the International Potato Center (CIP)'s deep content expertise on sweet potato varieties, breeding and agricultural practices, the USAID Investment…

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November 2018

WEBINAR: Breeding Sweetpotatoes for industrial and home consumer needs

November 21, 2018

Join us for a webinar session with Victor Amankwaah on 21/11/2018 4:00 pm Nairobi Time (GMT+03:00). Victor will be presenting results from his research study on "Breeding Sweetpotatoes for industrial and home consumer needs”.Victor started his career as a national service personnel in 2008 at the Tissue Culture Section in the Biotechnology Unit of CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CRI) in Kumasi, Ghana. After a successful completion of his national service and working on contract for one year at CRI, he enrolled…

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December 2018

UNFCCC COP 24

December 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
International Congress Centre (PL: MCK), International Congress Centre (PL: MCK)
Katowice, Poland

The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC will take place from 3-14 December 2018, in Poland.Further information available here. 

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January 2019

Sweetpotato Workshop at Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVII (PAG 2019)

January 16, 2019
Town and Country, Royal Palm Salon 5-6

San Diego, California, USA

PAG is the largest Ag-genomics Meeting in the world and brings together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts. The sweetpotato workshop will be carried out on the Wednesday, January 16 at 13:30 -15:40 (PST) at the Town and Country, Royal Palm Salon 5-6. Owing to its polyploid nature, sweetpotato genomics and its application to breeding is several steps behind that of many crops.…

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February 2019

Monitoring Learning & Evaluation Community of Practice Meeting

February 5, 2019 - February 6, 2019
Entebbe, Uganda

The 2019 MLE CoP meeting will be held in Entebbe, Uganda on 5-6 February 2019 at the Imperial Golf View hotel, Entebbe.  The MLE CoP was formed in March 2015 with the aim of creating a forum for the scientists and analysts involved in monitoring and evaluation work relating to sweetpotato in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). It has, over the years, provided a great platform for developing common and harmonized methodologies and tools for monitoring results in the region, and for joint learning and capacity building. Support…

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April 2019

TRAINING: ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO PRODUCTION

April 8, 2019 - April 12, 2019
CSIR-Crops Research Institute Ghana Ghana
$550

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 production, taking place from 8th to 12th 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 “Orange-fleshed sweetpotato production” will be offered at the"International Centre…

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