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A time for celebration: Report of the 7th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 7-8, 2016

The 7th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Technical Meeting took place from 7-8 October 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Celebrating the 2016 World Food Prize’. This theme honored four scientists – Dr. Howarth Bouis of HarvestPlus, and Drs. Jan Low, Maria Andrade and Robert Mwanga of the International Potato Center (CIP), who were awarded the Prize for their combined efforts in using biofortification of crops to improve the nutrition and health of millions of people. Over the years, the SPHI has continued to grow, and this is reflected in the composition of the 94 participants, who came from 17 sub-Saharan African countries, the United Kingdom, USA, Peru and Germany.

 

The following report documents the presentations and proceedings of all the sessions and side events. The presentations can also be downloaded from the Sweetpotato Knowledge Portal at the following link: http://www.sweetpotatoknowledge.org/topics/sweetpotato-for-profit-and-health-initiative-sphi/

Authors: Christine Bukania

Subjects: Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative

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Publisher: Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative

Publication Date: January 13, 2017

Rights: Open access

HOW TO CITE

Bukania C. (2016). Celebrating the 2016 World Food Prize. Report of the 7th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 7-8, 2016. Nairobi: SPHI.