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Spirit Newsletter nº12 / Guidelines


Enhanced control of product quality and management of information along the potato value chain in East Africa
December 14 2016 by INKOA

This guideline contains best practices for enhanced control of product quality along the potato value chain, covering key aspects such as certification, regional and international standards applicable to potato and traceability technologies.

Enhancing product quality in the potato industry processing sector of East Africa
December 14 2016 by INKOA

This guideline contains innovative technologies and best practices for enhanced quality of processed potato products, including french fries and potato sticks, potato crisps, frozen french fries dehydrated potato flakes and potato flour.

Production and post-harvest technologies and practices for improving potato quality in East Africa
December 14 2016 by INKOA

This guideline describes innovative technologies and best practices for enhanced potato production and post-harvest in East Africa. It covers essential aspects of potato production such as selection of potato varieties, use of certified seeds, fertily and nutrient management, pest and diseases, and water management. In the same way it describes best practices and technologies for post-harvest management, potato grading, packaging, storage and transportation.


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SPIRIT Project guidelines on innovative technologies and best practices have been released

December 16 2016

The  SPIRIT Project  has published a set of guidelines to promote the adoption of innovative technologies and best practices along the potato value chains in East Africa.

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.

ToT training on ware and seed potato in southern highlands zone

December 16 2016

The project titled calories and household incomes from potatoes subsector (CHIPS), which is conducted in Njombe, Mufindi, Makete, Kilolo, Ludewa, Mbeya and Rungwe districts in southern highland zone of Tanzania is  conducting ToT training to farmers, extension staff and processors with the aim of building their capacities on ware and seed potato production and marketing.

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First AfriAlliance Conference

From 22/03/2017 to 24/03/2017 — Ekurhuleni, South Africa

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and the LoCS4 Africa Congress - organized by ICLEI - will be hosting the inaugural launch Conference of AfriAlliance, taking place from 22 to 24 March, 2017. The Conference and Congress will run in parallel.

How to enhance capacity to transform science into policy and practice in the field of food security

From 22/01/2017 to 28/01/2017 — Nairobi, Kenya

The Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) programme funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will conduct a training course for African young researchers on effective research-to-policy communication for agricultural development. The course is a collaboration between AgriFoSe2030 and The Gothenburg Center for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

Potato Expo 2017

From 04/01/2017 to 06/01/2017 — San Francisco , California

The premier conference and trade show for the potato industry is coming to San Francisco! Potato Expo 2017 features energizing networking events with key decision makers and international industry leaders, plus the latest practical business solutions and innovations.

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