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Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper Competition

Through a generous endowment established by Dr. Jan W. Low, CIP offers an annual $500 award for the Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper published during the previous year. The award is presented to the lead author of the publication and intended to be split among the co-authors. Authors may be CIP …

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Breeding nutritious sweetpotatoes in Zambia

Breeding nutritious sweetpotatoes in Zambia – International Potato Center Dr. Martin Chiona is plant breeder and head of the root and tuber research team at the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI). This organization is collaborating with the International Potato Center (CIP) and partners under a three-year project: Sweetpotato Genetic Advances …

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Improving care-givers’ knowledge of good nutrition through monthly community-based care group trainings

Joshua Okonya, a research associate with CIP – Uganda, the organization that is promoting the sweet potato based agri-food systems, said CIP and partners have trained health workers (in-charges, VHTs and Health Assistants) to train mothers in their communities on better ways to prepare complementary foods. “The problem is a …

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What’s in a name? Sweetpotato farmers in Uganda can tell us!

What’s in a name? And when is a name just a name?  In Busoga region of eastern Uganda, the names for two morphologically similar varieties offer insights to researchers on how they can help breeders develop better sweetpotatoes for small farmers and consumers.    What’s in a name? Sweetpotato farmers in Uganda can tell us! – International …

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Sweetpotato Catalog Wins 2019 Communications Prize

An online sweetpotato catalog for sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded this year’s prize in the  Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato: Communication for Change competition. The digital catalog presents a collection of the best performing sweetpotato varieties or “best bets” in Africa and contains standardized information about 80 varieties grown in 15 sub-Saharan African …

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Food Biofortification—Reaping the Benefits of Science to Overcome Hidden Hunger

An estimated 2 billion people in the developing world suffer from the effects of micronutrient malnutrition, widely known as hidden hunger. Preschool children, adolescent women, and in general, women of reproductive age are most vulnerable due to their higher requirements for rapid growth and reproduction, respectively. Read and download full …

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CONTEST for Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper- Deadline November 15th, 2020

Through a generous endowment established by Dr. Jan W. Low, every year the Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper published during the year before will receive an award consisting of US$500, which will be presented to the lead author.  The award is intended to be split among the co-authors. You do not …

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