04th – 8th March 2019

ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION DEADLINE APPROACHING SOON

The abstract submission deadline for the 11th Triennial African Potato Association (APA) 2019 conference is approaching. The APA conference will be held at the Kigali Convention Center from 25th – 29th August 2019. Submissions for abstracts close on March 14. Further guidelines are available here: https://www.africanpotatoassociation.org/first-announcement-and-call-for-abstracts
Visit the APA website for more information www.africanpotatoassociation.org

 

INTERNATIONAL DAYS

International Women’s Day – March 8

As we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, we would like to ponder on the questions like, “how do we ensure vulnerable populations (women, young and displaced people) play an active role in accelerating achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? Specifically for the agriculture sector:
According to Vivian Polar Gender, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tuber and Bananas (RTB), led by the International Potato Center (CIP), “We need not be afraid of addressing gender concerns in agriculture. We need to look at it as an opportunity to increase the uptake of our technology development.
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Use #WomensDay on social media to stand with the groundbreakers who are building a gender-equal future, and be part of the change.

           
 

PUBLICATIONS  

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 with essential vitamins and nutrients and are now enjoyed throughout the year in upscale restaurants, as a healthier alternative to French fries and in products as valid as vodka, sausage and muffins.
Read about this on mydigitalpublications.com

 

APA 2019 LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEETING

In preparation for the African Potato Association (APA) scheduled to take place in 25th – 29th August 2019, the Local Organizing Committee will hold the first APA planning meeting on 12th March, in Kigali, Rwanda at Grand Legacy Hotel. The meeting will consist of 22 local organizing committee members headed by the Chairman of the APA Local Organizing Committee, Dr. Charles Bucagu.
 
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APA2019 Secretariat 
International Potato Center (Rwanda) 
Kacyiru Road St. 563, Plot No. 1490 
Gasabo District 
Kigali, Rwanda 
Tel: +250787113357 
www.africanpotatoassociation.org 
Email: info@africanpotatoassociation.org