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The SPIRIT project executes 4 innovation sessions in Tanzania for enhanced product quality along the potato value chain in Tanzania

During December of 2015 the SPIRIT project will conduct in Tanzania an overall of 4 innovation sessions to be attended by at least 80 relevant stakeholders from private sector (such as seed producers, private producers, farmers’ associations and cooperatives, processing companies, etc.), civil society and governmental services related to the potato sector with the aim, among others, to strengthen the capacities of stakeholders along the potato value chain to adapt existing and generate new innovative technologies and practices, and to get stakeholders’ opinion on the main gaps and weaknesses of existing policies, regulations and standards.

The SPIRIT project, entitled “Strengthening the capacities for fostering innovation along potato value chains in East Africa",is a collaborative three-year project awarded a grant by the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States under the ACP-EU Science and Technology Programme II (S&T II), which is co-financed by the European Commission and implemented by by INKOA SISTEMAS, S.L. (Spain) in partnership with Agricultural Research Institute – Uyole (Tanzania), College or Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (Rwanda), Makerere University (Uganda), University of Nairobi (Kenya) and NEIKER A.B. – Instituto Vasco de Investigación y DesarrolloAgrario (Spain).

The project addresses the scientific and technological divide in the field of agricultural value-chain innovations by developing physical and virtual platforms to enable East African research organizations to create, update and use scientific knowledge and technological innovations. Given the importance of the potato for socioeconomic development and food security, strengthening the capacities of research and innovative technologies along the potato value chain will foster the contribution of agricultural science, technology and innovation (ASTI) to the eradication of poverty and the promotion of economic growth and inclusiveness.

The first two sessions will be executed on 19th December, 2015 ARI-UYOLE, Mbeya: First innovation session on innovative technologies and best practices for enhancing quality management along the seed potato value chain in Tanzania. The second session on production and post-harvest technologies and practices for improving potato quality in Tanzania. For more information you can access the project website www.spiritacp.com or contact to Dr. Z. Malley(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),+255787261002

SPIRIT

Strengthening the capacities for fostering innovation along potato value chains in East Africa"

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For more information you can access the project website www.spiritacp.com or contact to Dr. Z. Malley (malley.zacharia@gmail.com) +255787261002