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SPHI Brief 32: Emergency Response with Potato and Sweetpotato Among Drought-Affected Farmers in SNNPR, Ethiopia

The Emergency potato and sweetpotato seed support enabled farmers in the Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) to restore the varieties they lost to a severe drought in 2015/2017, and improve household food and nutrition security. From June 2016 to June 2018, 13,000 direct benefi ciary farmers and over …
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Drought effects on root and tuber production: A meta-analysis

Roots and tubers such as potatoes and cassava rank within the top six among the world’s most important food crops, yet the extent to which their global production has been adversely affected by drought remains unclear. Greater uncertainties exist on how drought effects co-vary with: (1) root and tuber species, …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Scaling out sweetpotato and potato-led interventions to improve nutrition and food security in Tigray and SNNPR, Ethiopia

This  is a brief of the ‘Scaling out sweetpotato and potato-led interventions to improve nutrition and food security in Tigray and SNNPR’ project, which is  being implemented in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) and the Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia. At present, the project covers …
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Implementing CIP’s Vision: Impact targeting

Implementing CIP’s Vision: Impact targeting

This is a study on Implementing CIP’s Vision: Impact targeting. This study reports an updated targeting exercise to identify priority populations of the world for CIP’s commodity research, combining indicators of livelihood and the importance of the two crops of principal concern to CIP, potato and sweetpotato. Indicators of livelihood …
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One million hectares world wide Varietal change in potatoes and the contribution of the International Potato Center

This brief highlights how over a million hectares world wide are planted with potato varieties and the contribution of International Potato Center. Over 1 million hectares are planted worldwide with potato varieties bred by or obtained through CIP. According to a 2007 survey of 23 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin …
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