LEVERAGING POTATO AND SWEETPOTATO

CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE

NUTRITIOUS FOOD SYSTEMS

25 - 29 August 2019 | Kigali | Rwanda

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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NEWS BLOG

Scientists find Secret in Sweetpotato, Eat them or Miss out.

You may have shovelled down those sweet potatoes on your plate. Others have never allowed sweet potatoes on their plate. It is a common phenomenon that sweet potatoes are traditionally considered food for low income earners on the lowest position of the social status ladder. That is an absurdity, according to food scientists. They argue 

Could Sweetpotato be a Solution to Africa’s Insecurity, Malnutrition?

Dr. Jan Low is an agricultural economist at International Potato Center in Kenya, with over years of experience working in sub-Saharan Africa. Her long-term research interest is on how to successfully integrate nutritional concerns into agricultural research and development with a special focus on micronutrient-enhanced orange-fleshed sweetpotato. While in Kigali to organize the African Potato 

The APA2019 Field Trips: Potato and Sweetpotato Value Chains

Field Trip 1:  FIELD TRIP TO ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO VALUE CHAIN IN SOUTHERN PROVINCE The Southern province is well known for sweetpotato production in Rwanda. The field trip to the orange-fleshed sweetpotato value chain includes two sites to be visited which are Kamonyi roadside market and the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) research 

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