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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RWANDA SET TO RELEASE FIRST NEW POTATO VARIETIES IN ALMOST THREE DECADES

The new varieties will be the first released in Rwanda in almost 30 years. They are the product of a partnership between the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Rwanda Agricultural and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB), with collaboration from farmers, universities, cooperatives and food-processing companies. Together they evaluated 21 CIP-bred potatoes over the course 

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UNBURIED TREASURE: BREEDING BETTER SWEETPOTATOES FOR THE WORLD

Some foods are known as seasonal wonders making an appearance only once or twice a year when families gather for holiday feasts. Cranberry sauce, pecan pie, egg nog, sweetpotatoes, typically with tiny marshmallows roasted on top, were once on that list. But sweetpotatoes are on the rise.They have become increasingly recognized as a superfood packed 

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FIGHTING VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY WITH ORANGE SWEET POTATOES

Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient and its deficiency affects immunity. Lack of vitamin A makes children vulnerable to infections, slow recovery from illness, makes it harder to fight common childhood illnesses like measles and diarrhea. Deficiency also increases the risk of death and it is the leading cause of childhood blindness. According to the 

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21ST EAPR TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE

It is with  great pleasure that I invite you, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, to the 21st Triennial Conference of the European Association for the Potato Research (EAPR) which will be held in Warsaw, Poland, 6-10 July 2020. We plan to prepare an inspiring program and bring together a wide and diversified range of 

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Next Meeting of the Pathology and Pests Section

The next meeting of the EAPR Pathology and Pests Section will take place at the University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in September 2-5, 2019. This meeting will also incorporate the International Powdery Scab Workshop (Thursday 5th). The local organizers are in the process of finalizing the website, which be launched in the near future with 

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