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Spirit Newsletter nº11 / November 2016

Dear Spirit Forum member,

The Spirit Project is nearing completion and we are working in the definition of future actions to ensure the sustainability of the SPIRIT Platform.

For that reason, we are asking for your feedback. It is of key importance for planning the sustainability of the SPIRIT Platform.

Please answer the following question:

 

 

 

 

Moreover, this month the SPIRIT Project team has launched four research groups focused on the potato value chain. The main aim of the research groups is to put in contact relevant researchers working in the same research fields to share knowledge and to promote the preparation of new research proposals, among other activities. To take part in these research groups, please contact us via e-mail idoia@inkoa.com

New topics were added to our LinkedIn group this month. Check out and join at East Africa Potato Value Chain!


Kind regards,

The Spirit Project Coordination Group

RESOURCES

Fostering the adoption of innovations along the potato value chain in Kenya
November 28 2016 by INKOA

This document, delivered in the context of the SPIRIT project, is aimed at providing Kenyan policy-makers with recommendations to promote the adoption of innovations along the potato value chain through modifications in existing policies, regulations and standards.

The development of an adequate business and legal environment is a key factor for fostering the implementation of innovations along the potato value chain in Kenya.

Through the establishment of policies, policy-makers play a key role for fostering the adoption and even the generation of innovative technologies and practices by potato value chain actors. These policies, regulations and standards should be continuously subject to review to prevent them from blocking the adoption of the new technological advances. 

 
 
Policy recommendations for the adoption of innovations along the potato value chain in Rwanda
November 28 2016 by INKOA

This document, delivered in the context of the SPIRIT Project, is targeted at Rwandan policy-makers and contains recommendations for the implementation of innovations along the potato value chain through modifications in existing policies, regulations and standards. 

Through the establishment of policies, policy-makers play a key role for fostering the adoption and even the generation of innovative technologies and practices by potato value chain actors. 

These policies, regulations and standards are continuously subject to review to prevent them from blocking the adoption of the new technological advances.

 

 

Promoting the adoption of innovations along the potato value chain in Tanzania
November 28 2016 by INKOA

This document, delivered in the context of the SPIRIT project, contains recommendations for Tanzanian policy-makers aimed at fostering the adoption of innovations along the potato value chain through modifications in existing policies, regulations and standards.

The development of a business and legal environment that promotes innovation along the potato value chain and other relevant agro-food value chains is of key relevance for Tanzania. . 

The policies, regulations and standards should be subject to continuous review to prevent them from blocking the adoption of the new technological advances.

 

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NEWS

EVENTS

NPCK - Seed Potato Portal

November 15 2016

Reconfiguration of NPCK seed and ware ICT platform is currently ongoing with farmer registration, seed producer and inventory module being developed. Mapping of farmers groups in Elgeyo Marakwet and Meru County is also underway. Seed information from the seed portal for increased accessibility and use of high quality seed potato by farmers.

Potato Cyst Nematode baseline survey progression

November 15 2016

PCN (Potato Cyst Nematode) baseline study which commenced on July 2016 is funded by FAO and is being implemented by a consortium of scientists and potato experts from NPCK, KEPHIS, MoALF, CIP, KALRO, IITA, ICIPE, University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University. The sample collection and analysis is ongoing in 20 potato growing counties.

SPIRIT Project launches four research groups focused on the potato value chain

November 30 2016

The SPIRIT Project has created four research groups focused on different research topics related to the potato value chain.

The main aim of the research groups is to put in contact relevant researchers working in the same fields in order to share knowledge and experiences and to promote the preparation of new scientific papers, research proposals, etc.

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Feeding Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth

From 05/12/2016 to 07/12/2016 — Abuja, Nigeria

The theme for the 2016 African Economic Conference (AEC) is "Feeding Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth". This theme is timely and in line with the current African and International development agenda. Ending poverty and overcoming hunger and food insecurity permanently come first and second, respectively, in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed in September 2015 by UN member States. 

 

Washington Oregon Potato Conference

From 24/01/2017 to 26/01/2017 — The Three Rivers Convention Center , Washington

The Washington Oregon Potato Conference includes a trade show with hundreds of exhibitors, workshops, keynote addresses and many other events specific to the regional potato industry.

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