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RESOURCES
Gender-differentiated trait preferences for sweetpotato varieties in Tanzania
January 11 2022 by INKOA

This report is an update of information on gender-differentiated producer and consumer preferred characteristics of sweet potato conducted at the Lake Zone of Tanzania.

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How sustainable is your company?
December 22 2021 by INKOA

A guide to conduct an environmental diagnosis in horticultural processing MSMEs, developed by Horti-Green project (ENV/2017/391-383)

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RECENT NEWS
COVID-19 leads to African agricultural innovationJanuary 10 2022

In a paper published in Advances in Food Security and Sustainability, researchers found that farmers in East Africa (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) were able to better adapt to the impact of COVID-19 than those in the Southern African countries of Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

These regional differences, the researchers said, could largely be explained by the difference in arrival times of lock-down measures, access and adoption of technology and cultural differences in adapting to the new situation.

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Can Kenya fix the potato value chain?January 10 2022

There was a public outcry last week against the American fast-food franchise Kentucky Fries and Chicken (KFC).

The furore that was channelled through social media, with the hashtag BoycottKFC trending on Twitter, was inflamed by a KFC tweet on Monday that it had run out of potato chips.

‘Insensitive’ is the word that the Governor of Nyandarua County Francis Kimemia used to describe the statement by KFC. This is because thousands of farmers continue to struggle with an oversupply of potatoes.

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ADAPT – Accelerated Development of multiple-stress tolerant PotatoDecember 28 2021

The ADAPT Project, with a total budget of 5 million Euro funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No GA 2020 862-858, will determine the molecular and phenotypical responses of potatoes to combined environmental stress conditions such as heat, drought and flooding, which are becoming increasingly important for potato yield under the challenging growth conditions of the future due to climate change.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
From 04/07/2022 to 08/07/2022Krakow, Poland

The 21st EAPR Triennial Conference will be held in the International Exhibition and Convention Centre EXPO Krakow. EAPR 2022 aims to cover all potato-related topics from fundamental and applied research, potato breeding, extension services and technology transfer, to technical and economic issues of potato production, storage and processing. 

From 07/09/2022 to 08/09/2022Germany

The outdoor exhibition for potato cultivation and machinery

From 01/09/2023 to 07/09/2023Tournai (Belgium)

The outdoor exhibition for potato cultivation and machinery

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