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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.
NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse.(Courtesy: Bill Krueger / NC State University)
NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse. Now we're leading the effort to breed sweet potatoes that could provide economic opportunities and better nutrition for people in African countries. (Courtesy: Bill Krueger)
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
Potato Growers Pakistan concerned by false rumors of Export Ban, Duties
There have been rumors that the government of Pakistan banned potato export or levied duties on the export of potatoes. The Ministry of National Food Security & Research condemned these rumors and stated they are entirely false and fictitious.
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Better and stronger potatoes using hybrid breeding
The potato breeding company Solynta in The Netherlands has successfully produced a hybrid breeding program for potatoes which will allow the rapid selection and turnover of favourable traits, traits which could help feed millions of people worldwide.
Perú lanza papa con un 30% más de hierro
Fueron necesarios cuatro años de estudio constante y sacrificado para que científicos cusqueños lograran crear un nuevo tipo de papa, una tan fortificada que podría acabar con la anemia en Perú y el mundo entero.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Mongolia says it can fully secure domestic demand for potato, wheat
Mongolia can now fully secure its domestic demand for wheat and potatoes, the country's Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry said Monday.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018