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YOUTH MINES ‘ORANGE GOLD’ IN RWANDA

Paola Giriwanyu is a 22 year old fresh graduate with an agribusiness degree from the University of Rwanda. As a young girl, Paola grew up in Kigali city and was not exposed to farming as a food production or income generating activity. She however still had an interest in farming …

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Immersive learning experience at INERA, Burkina Faso

Peer-to-Peer business plan implementation assessment and review “It is always a great pleasure to have partners check our progress and for the opportunity to learn from other institutions in order to improve agriculture in Africa,” said Dr. Korodjouma Outtara, the Director of Centre for National Research for Science and Technology …

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A “wicked” challenge- understanding root, tuber and banana seed systems and coordination breakdown: A multi-stakeholder framework

By Jorge Andrade-Piedra and Margaret McEwan – co-leaders of the RTB cross cutting cluster on access to quality seed “Why are the seed systems for roots, tubers and bananas (RTBs) so complex?” As a social scientist, this is an exciting challenge – to understand the interactions between technologies and social …

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STORING SWEETPOTATO IN SAND CAN IMPROVE DIETS AND INCOMES IN WEST AFRICA

The International Potato Center (CIP) has demonstrated the ability of beta-carotene-rich, orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties to reduce vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and improve food security, but smallholders in Africa have a hard time preserving those nutritious roots, especially in drought-prone areas, where they become scarce soon after the harvest. In sub-Saharan Africa …

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TRIPLE S PUZZLE

How good are you with crossword puzzles?  Well, here’s one on “Triple S”  developed by Frezer Asfaw and Mihiretu Cherinet. Download the word version here: http://www.sweetpotatoknowledge.org/files/triple-s-crossword-puzzle/ T E N H J W Z Y N S H L P T I L S K U N D H D U W P J …

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