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SPHI Sweetpotato Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice – Ninth Consultation in Kigali, Rwanda

To be announced, Kigali

The  SPHI Sweetpotato Seed Systems Community of Practice: 9th Consultation will be held from 15-17 May 2018, Kigali,  Rwanda.The meeting is being co-hosted by the Rwanda Agriculture Bureau (RAB). The NARI SGA partners will meet on the 14th before the main meeting 15-17th May.The theme of the main meeting is “Engaging youth for improved sweetpotato seed and …

HIDAP & Sweetpotatobase Training

Sweetpotatobase is a free online system developed by the Solgenomics team from Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University for managing sweetpotato breeding data. It provides a comprehensive suite of search, management, and analysis tools for different breeding activities. Sweetpotatobase also integrates 3rd party tools such the HIDAP data analysis software (CIP)and the Fieldbook phenotyping application …


The 17th Sweetpotato Speedbreeders and Genomics CoP meeting

International Livestock Research Institute ILRI Campus, Off Old Naivasha Road, Nairobi

 The 2018 annual sweetpotato speedbreeders and genomics CoP meeting is scheduled to take place from 5-8 June 2018 in Nairobi. This 17th  annual meeting is jointly organized by the International Potato Centre (CIP) as part of the Swetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) project and the Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Improvement (GT4SP) …

9th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative 2018 Meeting


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 …

Decoding the Data Ecosystem

World Agroforestry Center Campus(ICRAF) and co-hosted by ICRAF and the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi

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 …


ISTRC 18th Triennial Symposium

International Center for Tropical Agriculture Km 17 Autopista Cali - Palmira Colombia Palmira, Valle del Cauca 763537 Colombia, CALI

 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 …

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

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 …