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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: PHABIAN MAKOKHA MSc PLANT BREEDING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

“The great passion l have for sweetpotato kept me soldiering on, l would want a situation where access to adequate quality seed of improved varieties is no longer a bottleneck.” Tell us about yourself I’m Phabian Makokha, 32 years old. For the past 21 months, I’ve been an MSc. student …

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OFSP PROCESSING ENRICHES DIETS IN SNNPR, ETHIOPIA

While providing a full overview this video focuses on value chain development highlighting small and medium scale entrepreneurs who produce injera, bread and doughnuts. The video was prepared by Ethiopia’s public television station FANA with support from the EU and originally broadcast on Tuesday 14 October

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PROMOTING INNOVATION: CIP SHOWS RWANDAN FARMERS TOOLS FOR BETTER HARVESTS

Rwanda has made good progress on improving its agricultural production in recent years, and the International Potato Center (CIP) has contributed to this through its promotion of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) and, more recently, potato varieties. Yet poverty and malnutrition persist in many rural areas, where farmers not only need improved varieties and quality planting material but also training in best practices to ensure high yields.

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ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONCERTED ACTION CAN ACCELERATE NUTRITION-SENSITIVE FOOD SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION

The scale of the nutrition challenge facing the world is huge and if governments do not get a grip on the problem, our global food system could end up bankrupting our health systems. Malnutrition costs the African economy an estimated USD 25 billion a year, or 11% of GDP, and …

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HOW INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP END HUNGER IN AFRICA

Africa has set an ambitious target of halving poverty and ending hunger by 2025. To share insights into how the continent can capitalise on science to achieve this, food Scientist and co-winner of the 2016 World Food Prize, Maria Isabel Andrade, joins CNBC Africa for more.

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