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Building synergies between modernized sweetpotato breeding and seed systems for improved varieties in East and Central Africa

SweetGAINS (Genetic Advances and Innovative Seed Systems) is a project aiming to modernize sweetpotato breeding operations, accelerate and expand the development and dissemination of nutrient rich, climate-resilient sweetpotato varieties to benefit millions of African families. Over the next three years, SweetGAINS, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will employ …

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PATATE DOUCE A CHAIR ORANGE. VOTRE PASSEPORT POUR UNE BONNE SANTE (YOUR PASSPORT TO GOOD HEALTH-FRENCH VERSION)

Good news!Read and download the french version of our famous “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 information for …

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GHANA PREPARES FOR RELEASE OF FOUR SWEETPOTATO VARIETIES

The Ghana National Variety Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) recently conducted a field inspection and review of performance data at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) in Nyankpala, Ghana. Sweetpotato inspection plots for release at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – …

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CIP’S MARIA ISABEL ANDRADE HONORED BY TOP PLANT BREEDING JOURNAL

In its December 2019 issue, the journal Plant Breeding Reviews has recognized International Potato Center (CIP) scientist and 2016 World Food Prize co-recipient, Maria Isabel Andrade, for her contributions to the field for her important work on sweetpotato. The article describes Andrade’s professional journey starting in the island nation of Cape Verde, where …

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