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The International Potato Center (CIP), part of CGIAR is looking for a new director

The International Potato Center (CIP), part of CGIAR, is looking for a new director

September 19, 2022
The International Potato Center (CIP), part of CGIAR is looking for a new director. CIP is a globally recognized research-for-development organization which delivers solutions to enhance access to affordable nutritious food, with focus on root and tuber agri-food systems such as the cultivation of (sweet) potatoes.
La FAO impulsará el mapeo de nutrientes del suelo en Centroamérica y África subsahariana.

La FAO impulsará el mapeo de nutrientes del suelo en Centroamérica y África subsahariana

August 08, 2022
Una contribución de USD 20 millones de parte de los Estados Unidos de América catalizará un uso más eficiente de los fertilizantes. Los fondos se utilizarán principalmente para realizar mapas específicos de nutrientes del suelo para sistematizar y mejorar los mapas de suelos existentes.
Potato cultivation in Peru.

FAO supports Peru to establish an 'International Potato Day'

August 08, 2022
This initiative seeks to raise awareness about the importance of this Andean tuber in agricultural development and global food security.
INIA genera 25 nuevas variedades de cultivos con alto valor genético en los últimos 4 años.

INIA genera 25 nuevas variedades de cultivos con alto valor genético en los últimos 4 años

July 16, 2022
Además, ha liberado una nueva raza de cuy, reconocido 5 zonas de agrobiodiversidad y el mejoramiento genético de ganado. Entidad técnica del MIDAGRI ha generado tecnología en favor de 2 millones de pequeños y medianos agricultores a nivel nacional.
Special Report: Facing high wheat prices, Nigerian bakers turn to potato puree.

Facing high wheat prices, Nigerian bakers turn to (sweet) potato puree

July 14, 2022
In the midst of a sunlit room in Nnewi, south-east Nigeria, a woman measures out four parts of sweet potato puree – the colour of apricot – into a large basin containing six parts wheat flour.
No more binge eating: signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered

Signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered

July 09, 2022
The brain controls our body’s lysophospholipids, which in turn control a programme that activates nutritional intake / specific inhibitors of lipid synthesis could serve as new obesity therapies / publication in 'Nature Metabolism'
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New platform deemed a boon for potato farmers in East Africa.

New platform deemed a boon for potato farmers in East Africa

June 29, 2022
Commercialisation of potato, a common food crop largely consumed in East Africa, will receive a boost following the launching of a value-chain platform dedicated to it.
New nutrient profiling tools confirm starchy vegetables deliver comparable nutritional value as non-starchy vegetables and whole fruit

Study: starchy vegetables deliver comparable nutritional value as non-starchy vegetables and whole fruit

June 16, 2022
A new study recently published in Frontiers in Nutrition has challenged the tendency in nutrition research to separate starchy vegetables from their non-starchy counterparts
Nutrition 2022: New processing technique could make potatoes healthier

Nutrition 2022: New processing technique could make potatoes healthier

June 15, 2022
Researchers announced early tests of a new potato processing technique designed to make our bodies digest potato starch more slowly. Laboratory demonstrations show that the approach blocks certain digestive enzymes
Potato may emerge as the knight with shining armour having potential to ensure global food security in todays fragile agri-food system: Indian Perspective

A hero role for potatoes in global food security? An Indian perspective

June 14, 2022
The global agri-food system has been struggling with a series of disruptions caused by various events including drastic climate variabilities, the global pandemic of Covid-19 outburst, and the recent among them is Russia-Ukraine war.

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