Improving African Food Security with the Irish Potato

Although potatoes are an important crop in Ireland, they have historically not been widely cultivated in Africa, and have often not been included in food security discussions. However, the potato provides high nutrition and is adaptive to many climates. The Potato Centre of Excellence is dedicated to developing, sharing, and scaling best practices to maximize the potential benefit that potatoes can have for rural farming communities across Africa.

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Mobile Rapid Diagnostic Testing: Helping Farmers Protect Crops, People in East Africa

Farming in the Global South has always been a delicate task. A lack of modern farming tools and methods and a susceptibility to floods or droughts makes farming a precarious task that often results in low crop yields. Crops can fall victim to poison-inducing fungi which, when untreated, can cause severe illness in those who consume them. One of the …

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