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Potato News from Ethiopia

Ethiopian farmers help researchers select potato varieties that the market demands (Courtesy: CIP)
Potato is important to food security and a cash crop in Ethiopia with high potential to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, who account for 83% of the total population and hold 95% of agricultural land.
Potatoes prevent food crisis in Ethiopia and restore 'dignity and hope'
Irish potatoes have prevented another major humanitarian food crisis in one of the poorest and most remote parts of Ethiopia, according to aid organization Concern Worldwide.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Cómo combatir las 200 enfermedades causadas por alimentos nocivos
La inocuidad alimentaria se perfila como un desafío internacional para evitar 420.000 muertes y 600 millones de casos de enfermedades al año en el mundo.
Friday, February 15, 2019
The potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa
The Food & Business Knowledge Platform - a knowledge platforms focused on food security initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs - supported a fact-finding mission in East Africa to explore the potential of the usage of hybrid true potato seeds (TPS) for this region
African Potato Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia features a roundtable for the private sector
World Potato Congress (WPC) will be facilitating a roundtable for the private sector during the African Potato Congress in October, which will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 Freshly dug up potato plant Ethiopia (Wageningen UR)
Dessie Zuria is one of the most critically food insecure districts in Ethiopia. High altitude forced farmers to grow a single staple – barley. However, the previously unknown potato is helping to transform the lives of thousands of the poorest farmers.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013