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2023 BEST SWEETPOTATO SCIENTIFIC PAPER COMPETITION

To celebrate the best in sweetpotato research, we are extremely excited to announce our annual Sweetpotato Science Paper competition for 2023. Established through a generous endowment from Dr. Jan Low, CIP …

Release of a climate-adaptive and nutritious purple-fleshed sweet potato ( KC-SWEET PURPLE) variety in Kenya

The International Potato Center (CIP) and Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) have collaborated to release the KC Sweet Purple variety of sweet potato in Kenya, aiming to address …

Online Sweetpotato germplasm ordering platform

The Sweetpotato Germplasm Ordering Platform is an online website that allows you to order pathogen-free released germplasm from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) breeding programs. All germplasm are currently shipped from the …

Hands-on biometrics training for plant breeding in Nairobi, Kenya

Using sound statistical approaches is one of the most effective ways to increase heritability, response to selection and consequently expected genetic gains. The International Potato Center (CIP) is organizing a biometrics training funded by …

2022 BEST SWEETPOTATO SCIENTIFIC PAPER COMPETITION

To celebrate the best in sweetpotato research, we are extremely excited to announce our annual Sweetpotato Science Paper competition for 2022. Established through a generous endowment from Dr. Jan Low, CIP offers …

2022 Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato: Communication for Change Award

The International Potato Center is pleased to announce that the “Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato: Communication for Change Award” will take place for a sixth year in 2022.  The annual …

Gender and variety trait preferences in Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique

“Prioritizing end-user preferences in variety development is a key strategy toward not only enhancing technology adoption, but also bridging the inherent gender technology adoption gap in the developing world,” says …

Good agronomic practices with sweetpotato are cause for celebration in Uganda

Everyone smiled, grasped hands, and shook their heads in wonder. The excitement at Michael Mugabi’s fields was palpable. In Mugabi’s plot, farmers were asked to plant four sweetpotato varieties. Two …

WINNER! Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper Competition in 2020

The winner of the best sweetpotato scientific paper in 2020 is:  Development of a food product profile for boiled and steamed sweetpotato in Uganda for more effective breeding. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 56 …

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