Multi-crop project in Uganda catalyzes postharvest innovations

Harriet Muyinza, a researcher at Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), has confirmed that by pruning certain varieties of cassava a week before harvest, farmers can increase the shelf life of their roots. It is one of a combination of methods for extending cassava shelf life that she learned about during a knowledge-exchange trip to Colombia that CIAT organized for … Read More

World Food Prize celebrates success of using OFSP to reduce malnutrition

The 2016 World Food Prize was awarded to three CIP scientists—Maria Andrade, Jan Low, and Robert Mwanga—and Howarth Bouis of IFPRI/HarvestPlus. It is an acknowledgment both of their achievements and the effectiveness of CIP’s strategy to reduce micronutrient malnutrition by getting millions of families in SSA to grow and consume pro-vitamin A orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). This approach builds on a … Read More