LEVERAGING THE CONTRIBUTION OF POTATO

AND SWEETPOTATO FOR SUSTAINABLE

NUTRITIOUS FOOD SYSTEMS

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25 - 29 AUGUST, 2019, KIGALI

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

Event Program

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1Optional tour of Kigali City; Costs $20 per person13:30Marriott Hotel
2Pre-registration & Set-up of Exhibition Booths15:00Kirimanjaro Ball
3Cocktail Party: Welcome remarks from the President of the APA (Charles Bucagu) and Sponsor of the Cocktail: Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas Consortium Research Program, Dr. Graham Thiele Venue: Marriott Hotel18:30Kilimanjaro Ball
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1Registration8:00Marriott Hotel
2Dr. Charles Bucagu, President of the APA, Overview of the Opening SessionDr. Charles Bucagu 8:45Kilimanjaro Ball
3Dr. Patrick Karangwa, Director General of the Rwanda Agriculture Board, The contribution of sweetpotato & potato research and extension to food security and nutrition in RwandaDr. Patrick KARANGWA 8:50Kilimanjaro Ball
4Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana, Welcome remarks and reflections on achievements in the agricultural cector in Rwanda over the past decadeHon. Dr. Gerardine MUKESHIMANA 9:05Kilimanjaro Ball
5Dr. Oscar Ortiz, Deputy Director General of the International Potato Center, The potato and sweetpotato agrifood systems perspective of CIP’s strategy and corporate plan for 2018-2023Dr. Oscar Ortiz 9:30Kilimanjaro Ball
6Dr. Graham Thiele, Director of CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB), CGIAR Research Program on RTB as a partnership platform: delivering on our potential for adaptive R&DDr. Graham Thiele 10:15Kilimanjaro Ball
7Group Photograph & Health Break10:30Marriott Hotel
8Tour of Exhibition11:15Marriott Hotel
9Lunch13:00Marriott Hotel
10Session #2 Theme: Assuring Healthy and Safe Diets in a Changing World: Chair: Jan Low, CIP, Kenya Rapporteur: Joyce Maru Plenary HallDr. Jan W. Low 14:00Kilimanjaro Ball
11Keynote: Delivering biofortified sweetpotato using different approaches to assure healthy diets, Amy Webb-Girard, Emory University, USADr. Amy Webb Girard 14:00Kilimanjaro Ball
122 Oral Presentations on Healthy and Safe Diets Nutrition Theme14:25Kilimanjaro Ball
13Discussion: Questions from the audience14:55Kilimanjaro Ball
14Health Break15:10Marriott
15Session #3: Theme: Reaching End Users at Scale, Youth, and Gender Engagement Chair: Ibok Oduro, KNUST, Ghana Rapporteur: Sarah MayanjaIBOK ODURO 15:40Kilimanjaro Ball
16Keynote: Gender transformative agenda for potato and sweetpotato development in Africa, Jemimah Njuki, IDRC East AfricaDr. Jemimah Njuki 15:40Kilimanjaro Ball
17Parallel Sessions #4: Healthy Diets Chair: Fred Grant, CIP Uganda Rapporteur: Sarah Fernandes 4 Presentations FRED GRANT 16:10 Muhazi
18Parallel Sessions #5: Healthy Diets Chair: Marguerite Niyibituronsa, RAB, Rwanda Rapporteur: Joyce Maru 4 Presentations Dr. Christine Mukantwali 16:10Virunga
19Parallel Sessions #6: Scaling Up & Gender: Chair: Margaret MacEwan, CIP, Kenya Rapporteur: Abdul Naico 4 Presentations MARGARET MCEWAN 16:10 Kilimanjaro Ball
20VISIT EXHIBITION BOOTHS & POSTERS17:20Marriott Hotel
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1Session #7: Theme: Increasing Productivity and Nutrition Quality through Breeding and Crop Management Chair: Placide Rukundo Rapporteur: Tiago Mendes Dr. Placide Rukundo 8:30 Kilimanjaro Ball
2Keynote: Hybrid Potato Breeding and Potential Implications for Africa, Dr. Charles F. Miller, Solyenta, the NetherlandsDr. Charles F. Miller 8:30Kilimanjaro Ball
32 Oral Presentations on Increasing Productivity & Nutrition Quality8:55Kilimanjaro Ball
4Discussion9:25Kilimanjaro Ball
5PARALLEL SESSIONS: INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY & NUTRITION QUALITY (SESSION #8 CHAIR: MARTIN CHIONA RAPPORTEUR: MARC GHISLAINMARTIN CHIONA 9:45Kilimanjaro Ball
6SESSION #9 CHAIR: NAMUGGA PROSSY RAPPORTEUR: DAMIEN SHUMBUSHANAMUGGA PROSSY 9:45Virunga
7ESSION #10 CHAIR: ATHANASE NDUWUMUREMYI RAPPORTEUR: THEOPHILE NDACYAYISENGAATHANASE NDUWUMUREMYI 9:45Ruhondo
8SESSION #11 CHAIR: MARIA ANDRADE RAPPORTEUR: FEKADU GURMUMARIA ANDRADE 9:45Muhazi
9HEALTH BREAK10:30Marriott Hotel
10Session #12 Theme: Increasing productivity and nutrition quality through breeding and crop management. Chair: Damien Shumbusha, RAB, Rwanda Rapporteur: Ted Carey Room: Kilimanjaro Ball. Dr. Damien Shumbusha 11:00Kilimanjaro Ball
11Keynote: Validation of heterosis exploitation in sweetpotato and implications for other roots and tubers. Wolfgang Grϋneberg, CIP, PeruDr. Wolfgang J. Grüneberg 11:00Kilimanjaro Ball
122 Oral Presentation on Increasing Productivity & Nutrition Quality11:25Kilimanjaro Ball
13Panel Discussion: Reaching agreement between endusers & breeders in variety selection using different approaches Moderator: Robert MwangaRobert Mwanga 11:55Kilimanjaro Ball
14Lunch13:00Marriott
15Session #13 Theme: Increasing productivity and nutrition quality through breeding and crop management. Chair: Hilda Munyua, CIP, Kenya Rapporteur: Lembris Laizer Hilda Munyua 14:00Kilimanjaro Ball
16Keynote: Soil and water conservation and nutrient use efficiencies in smallholder potato-legume intercropping systems, Shadreck Nyawade, University of NairobiDr. Shadrack Nyawade 14:00Kilimanjaro Ball
171 Oral Presentation on Crop Management14:25Kilimanjaro Ball
18Parallel Sessions Session #14 Chair: Chair: Jolien Swanckaert Rapporteur: Gerald Kyalo Theme 1.1Jolien Swanckaert 14:25Muhazi
19Parallel Sessions Session #15: Chair: Eric Magembe, CIP, Kenya Rapporteur: Jean Ndirigwe Theme 1.2Eric Magembe 14:25 Kilimanjaro Ball
20Parallel Sessions Session #16: Farmers supported by AgriTerra Rapporteur: Eric Dery14:25Ruhondo
21Session #17: Chair: Marc Ghislain Rapporteur: Godwill Makunde Session on Biosafety RegulationsMarc Ghislain 14:40Kilimanjaro Ball
22Break & Poster Competition Judging15:25Kilimanjaro Ball
23Session 13, cont. Theme: Increasing Productivity and Nutrition Quality through Breeding and Crop Management. Chair: Hilda Munyua, CIP, Kenya Rapporteur: Lembris Laizer Hilda Munyua 16:25Kilimanjaro Ball
24Sustainable management of the soil disease complex in potato with innovative chemical and biological solutions based on EMSTO™, VELUM™ and SERENADE™, Diana Gitonga, Bayer East AfricaDiana Gitong 16:25Kilimanjaro Ball
253-minute presentations of 6 top poster candidates 16:40Kilimanjaro Ball
26African Potato Association Council Meeting (Chair: Dr. Charles Bucagu)Dr. Charles Bucagu 17:10Kilimanjaro Ball
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1Session #18 Addressing the Seed System Bottleneck Chair: Paul Demo Rapporteur: Gerald Kyalo Kilimanjaro Ball Room PAUL DEMO 8:30Kilimanjaro Ball
2Keynote: The private sector perspective on breaking the seed system bottleneck in sweetpotato, Dr. Wilfred Mushobozi, CEO, Crop Biosciences Solutions, TanzaniaWilfred Mushobozi 8:30Kilimanjaro Ball
3Private sector engagement and demand-led principles in understanding and promoting varietal change in the potato sector in sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Ian Barker, Syngenta Foundation, SwitzerlandDR. IAN BARKER 8:55Kilimanjaro Ball
4PARALLEL SESSIONS ON ADDRESSING THE SEED SYSTEM BOTTLENECK SESSION #19: CHAIR: FELISTUS CHIPUNGU, CIP, MALAWI RAPPORTEUR: SARAH MAYANJA ROOM: KILIMANJARO BALL ROOM SESSION FELISTUS CHIPUNGU 9:10Marriott Hotel
5#20: CHAIR: JEAN CLAUDE NSHIMIYIMANA, CIP, RWANDA RAPPORTEUR: NORMAN KWIKIRIZA JEAN CLAUDE NSHIMIYIMANA 9:10 VIRUNGA
6#21: CHAIR: JUDE NJOKU, NRCRI, NIGERIA RAPPORTEUR: JOYCE MARU JUDE NJOKU 9:10RUHONDO
7#22: CHAIR: KIDDO MTUNDA, TARI, TANZANNIA RAPPORTEUR: ELIYA KAPALASA KIDDO MTUNDA 9:10MUHAZI
8Session 18, cont. Panel Discussion: Advances in technologies for increasing availability and quality of sweetpotato seed. Moderator: Margaret McEwan. MARGARET MCEWAN 9:45Kilimanjaro Ball
9Health Break10:45Marriott Hotel
10Session #23 Keynote: Linking Potato Farmers to Markets through Digital Technologies, Stella Kimani, Syngenta Foundation East AfricaSTELLA KIMANI 11:15Kilimanjaro Ball
11Parallel Sessions Session #23, cont. Theme: Digital Technologies Chair: Monica Parker Rapporteur: Joshua Okonyo 3 presentationsMonica Parker 11:40Muhazi
12Parallel Sessions Session #24: Chair: Chantal Nyirakanani Rapporteur: Mercy Kitavi World Potato Congress Workshop: How activate public/private partnerships in the potato value chain in Sub-Saharan Africa Chantal Nyirakanani 11:40Virunga
13Parallel Sessions Session #25: Chair: Theme: Srinivasulu Rajendran Rapporteur: Phabian Makokha Srinivasulu Rajendran 11:40Ruhondo
14Parallel Sessions Session #26: Chair: Leonidas Dusengemungu Rapporteur: Theme: Scaling-Up & Gender 3 Oral Presentations Leonidas Dusengemungu 11:40Kilimanjaro Ball
15Lunch13:00Marriott Hotel
16Session #27 Theme: Innovating solutions to post-harvest management, processing technologies, and marketing systems Chair: Francis Amogloh, UDS, Ghana Rapporteur: Faith Njung’eFrancis Amogloh 14:00Kilimanjaro Ball
17Keynote: Getting Markets for Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Moving in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons Learned, Kirimi Sindi, International Potato Dr. Kirimi Sindi 14:00Kilimanjaro Ball
18Parallel Sessions on Innovating Solutions14:30Marriott Hotel
19Session 28: Placide Rukundo, RAB Rwanda Rapporteur: Ann NjorogeDr. Placide Rukundo 14:30 Kilimanjaro Ball
20Session 29: Chair: Chair: George Ooko Abong', University of Nairobi, Kenya Rapporteur: Frezer Asfaw NemeraGeorge Ooko Abong 14:30Ruhondo
21Session 30: Chair: Kassali Rabirou Rapporteur: Roland BrouwerKassali Rabirou 14:30Muhazi
22Session 31: Chair: Some Koussao, INERA, Burkina Faso Rapporteur: Elly OtienoSome Koussao 14:30Virunga
23Health Break15:15Marriott Hotel
24Session # 32 Panel discussion: How can analysis of yield gaps and constraints inform R&D investments? Moderator: Elke Vandamme, CIP, RwandaElke Vandamme 15:30Kilimanjaro Ball
25Panel Discussions: Hearing back from the Farmers16:35
26Session 33: Farmers supported by Organizations Linked to the Dutch Embassy Rapporteur: Srini Rajendran16:35Kilimanjaro Ball
27Session 34: Panel: Hearing Back From the Farmers Linked to AgriCord Chair: Stefaan Bonte Rapporteur: Wellington JogoStefaan Bonte 16:35Muhazi
28Session 35: Theme 1.3: Increasing Productivity Chair: Svetlana Gaidashova Rapporteur: Clever Ndaboyisonga. Dr. Svetlana Gaidashova 16:35Virunga
29Evaluation and Statement of Thanks and Logistics for the Field Trip (Damien Shumbusha & Luka Wanjohi)Dr. Damien Shumbusha 17:35Kilimanjaro Ball
30Closing by President of APA (Charles Bucagu)Dr. Charles Bucagu 18:00Kilimanjaro Ball
31Dinner and Tradition Dance (No sponsor yet… ) & Poster Award Announcements19:30Kilimanjaro Ball
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1Field Trips #1-#4 6:30
2Orange-fleshed sweetpotato value chain in Northern Province (Lead: Claude Nshimiyimana)Claude Nshimiyimana Trip #1
3Potato value chain in Northern Province (Lead: Theophile Ndacyayisenga)Theophile Ndacyayisenga Trip #2
4Orange-fleshed sweetpotato value chain in Southern Province (Lead: Jean Ndirigwe)Jean Ndirigwe Trip #3
5Field Trip to Explore Agriculture Mechanization in Eastern Province (Lead: Sindi Kirimi)Dr. Sindi Kirimi Trip #4
6Field trip to Visit Potato FarmersTrip #5
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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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KN 3 Avenue, Nyarugenge District, Kigali   Rwanda

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