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A NEW ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO TO FIGHT VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY IN NIGERIA

Nigeria’s National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) – Umudike and the International Potato center (CIP) have released a new orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) variety. Solo Gold— UMUSPO4—was officially released in July 2018 bringing the total number of OFSP varieties in Nigeria to three.  The other two are UMUSPO3 referred locally as ‘Mothers Delight’, and UMUSPO1, …

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Sweetpotato: New Opportunities for the Next Generation

Sweet Potato: New Opportunities for the Next Generation The sweet potato crop is of high economic importance due to its short cycle (3-4 months) with the possibility of multiple planting cycles in a year, and can be intercropped as well. Sweet potato come in several varieties which include white-fleshed, cream-fleshed, …

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EMPOWERING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

Women are central to agriculture and make a strong contribution to food security and nutrition at both the household and community levels. In many developing countries, they make up almost half of the agricultural labor force, but their production is limited by barriers to finance, inputs, and extension services, as …

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OFSP PASSPORT 2018

 The 4th edition of the OFSP passport is available!  Check out your Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Passport to Good Health. This passport-sized document contains all the facts and figures you need to know about orange-fleshed sweetpotato from its nutritional value, how it can be used, who to contact for varieties, contact …

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Open Access (OA) Workshop in Nairobi,Kenya

The International Potato Center (CIP) generates a lot of valuable research and is committed that the world uses our findings to improve livelihoods and nutrition and uses our datasets to generate additional findings. Our goal, in alignment with the CGIAR policies, is to be fully Open Access at the end …

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ICP-OES Training at Food and Nutritional Laboratory

On 28 September, three staff members (1 female and 2 male) of the International Potato Centre Food and Nutrition Evaluation Laboratory (CIP-FANEL) and Biosciences for east and central Africa (BecA) Research Hub Nairobi, Kenya were trained on ICP-OES (Inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectrometry).   This equipment was donated to …

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The SPHI 2018 Photo Contest Winners

This year, SPHI’s Photo Contest had a total submission of 76 eligible photographs. A select judging panel were tasked with coming up with 12 winners for the four categories, read more on the categories here. The people’s choice award was selected during the meeting. This is a presentation on all …

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