CIP began systematic research on sweetpotato in 1985. Since then CIP scientists have studied and promoted sweetpotato as a means to help reduce extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition, to increase food security, and to improve sustainable livelihoods for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. CIP has conducted training and capacity development programs as well as developed various learning resources to enhance the impacts of its sweetpotato research. This chapter provides a brief overview of CIP sweetpotato education and training activities and learning resources. It suggests how a new initiative in India could further advance CIP’s pro-poor research and development agenda, strategic planning objectives, and impact targeting work while better meeting global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It reviews some elements of a plan with potential partners, tentative learning objectives and action research goals for operationalizing the “learning site” idea in Orissa.
Authors: Wayne Nelles, Wayne Nelles
Contributors: Karen Ayabei, Karen Ayabei
Publisher: International Potato Center (CIP)
Publication Date: 2010
Keywords: capacity development, Orissa, Orissa Learning Site, Sweetpotato
HOW TO CITE
Nelles, Wayne. "Sweetpotato Education, Research and Capacity Development through a CIP-Orissa Learning Site."