LEVERAGING THE CONTRIBUTION OF POTATO

AND SWEETPOTATO FOR SUSTAINABLE

NUTRITIOUS FOOD SYSTEMS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Hon. Dr. Gerardine MUKESHIMANA

Hon. Dr. Gerardine MUKESHIMANA

Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources/ Rwanda

Dr. Patrick KARANGWA

Dr. Patrick KARANGWA

Director General of Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board

Romain Cools

Romain Cools

President of the World Potato Congress Inc.

Dr. Kirimi Sindi

Dr. Kirimi Sindi

Country Manager / Value Chain Expert at International Potato Center

Dr. Wolfgang J. Grüneberg

Dr. Wolfgang J. Grüneberg

Global Sweetpotato Breeder at International Potato Center

Wilfred Mushobozi

Wilfred Mushobozi

Founder and CEO of Crop Bioscieince Solutions Ltd

Dr. Jemimah Njuki

Dr. Jemimah Njuki

Senior Program Specialist at Canada’s International Development Research Centre

Dr. Charles F. Miller

Dr. Charles F. Miller

Commercial Director at Solynta

Dr. Amy Webb Girard

Dr. Amy Webb Girard

Associate Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health

STELLA KIMANI

STELLA KIMANI

Project Manager - Agriservices, Syngenta Foundation East Africa

Dr. Shadrack Nyawade

Dr. Shadrack Nyawade

Soil and water resource management specialist at the University of Nairobi

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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  Marriott Hotel Kigali 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

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Venue

Marriott Hotel

KN 3 Avenue, Nyarugenge District, Kigali   Rwanda

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Travelling to Rwanda

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Accomodation

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NEWS BLOG

CIP, RAB introduces new sweetpotato varieties to farmers in Rwanda

CIP, RAB introduces new sweetpotato varieties to farmers in Rwanda The International Potato Center (CIP) as a research institute operating in Rwanda has contributed immensely towards food security, fighting malnutrition and improving incomes of the small-holder farmers. In collaboration with the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB), 5 new sweetpotato varieties have been 

World Food Prize Laureates Share Lessons on the Promotion of Nutritious Crops

Speaking at a World Food Prize breakout session called ‘Farmers, food and the future: vegetable seeds for a healthier world’, Low said, “I think we’re all learning the same lessons.” “The International Potato Center didn’t start to really make progress with orange-fleshed sweetpotato until we began breeding in Africa for Africa, because the African environment is 

Innovative solutions to post-harvest losses: My reflections from the 11th Triennial African Potato Association Conference

Potatoes and sweet potatoes (Roots and tubers) are more perishable than grains; this is related to their higher moisture content and it affects the most rural farmers in developing countries. Having grown up in a community where potatoes and sweet potatoes are among the key source of family cash income. I further learnt from the 

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