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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 …

Unlocking the potential of sweetpotato seed business in Tanzania

Tanzania ranks second in sweetpotato production in Africa, in spite of the fact that yields continue to be sub-optimal due to challenges such as poor soil fertility and use of …

LAMP testing paves the way for improved virus diagnostics in cassava and sweetpotato seed in Tanzania

Cassava and sweetpotato play a vital role in food security and income generation in Tanzania. However, yields for these crops range far below their potential due to viruses that proliferate …

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 fifth year in 2021. The …

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