LEVERAGING POTATO AND SWEETPOTATO

CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE

NUTRITIOUS FOOD SYSTEMS

25 - 29 August 2019 | Kigali | Rwanda

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ABOUT US

African Potato Association

The APA’s core objective is to promote production and utilization of potato and sweetpotato for food and nutrition security in Africa. Additionally, the APA facilitates knowledge sharing by bringing together diverse stakeholders in the potato sector across Africa. Drawing scientists, practitioners and entrepreneurs from over 20 African countries and abroad, the APA members cover an extensive range of research and development of the promising crops.

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The 11th Triennial Conference

The African Potato Association (APA) local organising committee together with the Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) and the International Potato Center (CIP)announces the dates and venue of the 11th triennial conference 2019. The APA conference will be held at the Kigali Convention Center from 26th – 29th August 2019. Delegates should plan to arrive on 15:00 on Sunday the 25th August to be able to participate in the opening event.

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TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Venue

Kigali Convention Centre
KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda

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Travelling to Rwanda

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Accomodation

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NEWS BLOG

Africa Potato Association 2019 Field Trips: Potato and Sweetpotato value chain

Field Trip 1:  FIELD TRIP TO ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO VALUE CHAIN IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE Rwanda is the third largest potato producer in the sub-Saharan region of Africa. Potatoes grow well in all the district in Rwanda. The field trip includes two sites to be visited which are Kamonyi roadside market and the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) research 

Business interview: this Rwandan company makes pastries from sweetpotatoes

Africa is brimming with a generation of ‘venturers; entrepreneurs and innovators who are constantly establishing new businesses and developing new technologies to meet needs, solve problems, simplify lives and transform societies. Regis Umugiraneza, Uwase Larissa, Murekatete Clarisse, and Irirashenono Ada Elyse are such individuals. Their company, CARL Group was established four years ago with an 

Malawian entrepreneur creates nutritious products and a new market for farmers

After six years of helping others add value to their businesses, Malawian food technologist Jean Pankuku was so convinced of the nutritional merits and commercial prospects of orange-fleshed-sweetpotato (OFSP) breads and other baked products that she opened her own business – the Tehilah Bakery and Value Addition Centre. It’s hardly a surprise that the Chicago-based 

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