Expansion of the Viable Sweet Potato for Africa (VISTA) activity

The United States Government (USG), the Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique (IIAM) and the International Institute Potato Center (CIP) announced on May 8th, in Nampula, the expansion of the Viable Sweet Potato for Africa (VISTA) activity. Financially this project investment will pass from $2.25 million to $12.25 million. The United States Government through its Agency ... Read More»

Mozambican sweet potato expert win World Food Prize

Maria Andrade’s OFSP breeding research began in 1997 in drought-prone areas of Sub-Saharan Africa with intensive adaptive trials that led to the release of nine drought-tolerant varieties distributed to farmers in Mozambique in 2001. Her “value-chain” approach incorporated both socio-market and agro-processing strategies to ensure a sustainable program for the long term to address food ... Read More»
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