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  • 1. 19th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association
  • 2. 2 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association
  • 3. 19th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association INTRODUCTION 2 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 3 SUMMARY PROGRAM 8 DETAILED PROGRAM 11 FIELD TRIPS 21 1. Sweetpotato in Bungoma, Kenya: Integrating Health, Nutrition and Agriculture to Maximize the Nutritional Impact of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) 21 2. Sweetpotato in Kabondo, Kenya: Improving sweetpotato value chains 23 3. Potato Seed in Meru County: A visit to Kisima Farms and a Local Seed Multiplier 25 4. Potato Seed Production in Molo at the Agricultural Development Corporation and Sweetpotato Entrepreneurs in Tusibe 27 5. Potato Processing at Deepa Industries in Nairobi 29 ORGANIZERS 31 CONTENT Conference Area at the Great Rift Valley Lodge
  • 4. 2 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association The African Potato Association (APA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1983 and its core objective is to promote the production and the use of potato and sweetpotato in Africa. Currently, most APA members are scientists and practitioners drawn from 20 African countries, including North Africa. Every three years, the APA holds a scientific conference to review progress in potato and sweetpotato research in Africa. The conference also provides an opportunity for scientists to interact with other stakeholders in the sector through exhibitions, presentations and panel discussions and share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned. Kenya was selected to host the 9th Triennial APA Conference because of the critical role that potato and sweetpotato play in contributing to food security. It is against this background that Kenya’s State Ministry of Agriculture, the National Potato Council of Kenya and the International Potato Center have joined hands to organize and host this international event. The theme of the conference is Transforming Potato and Sweetpotato Value Chains for Food and Nutrition Security. The five major sub-themes are: 1. Appropriate policies for germplasm exchange, food security and trade in Africa, 2. Getting seed systems moving, 3. Major advances in breeding and crop management 4. Innovations in post-harvest management, processing technologies and marketing systems 5. New evidence concerning nutritional value and changing behaviors. The papers from the conference will be published by CABI and the posters uploaded on their website. The program is presented first in a summary version, without all of the details for the oral presentations, and then in a more detailed version, listing the titles and presenters of all oral presentations. After the title, there is an abstract number provided in parentheses to facilitate locating the abstract in the accompanying abstract book. Introduction to the Themes of the 9th Triennial APA Conference
  • 5. 39th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association APA 2013 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Strategies to improve poor seed potato quality and supply in Sub-Saharan Africa Paul Demo is a potato specialist with 23 years of experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa and currently the International Potato Center’s (CIP) Senior Country Liaison Scientist for Malawi. His long-term research interest is on how to solve the problem of shortage of quality seed potato using innovative seed production systems and public- private sector partnerships. He also has substantial experience in the selection of adapted potato varieties for different end users and potato crop management. Prior to joining CIP, he played a leading role in developing the potato program in his native country of Cameroun (1990-2003). From 2003 to 2006, he served as SSA Regional Potato Expert for Eastern and Central Africa. Since 2007, he has been based in Lilongwe, Malawi, leading CIP’s program in Malawi and designing the programs for CIP’s potato work in Mozambique and Angola. CIP’s work in Malawi, supported by Irish Aid and the Scottish government, focuses on the development of a sustainable quality seed potato multiplication system, variety selection and public-private partnerships approach to build viable value chains. Was small ever beautiful? Moving local sweetpotato seed systems to scale in Sub- Saharan Africa Margaret McEwan is a social scientist with over 30 years working in rural development, farming systems research, household food security and nutrition in eastern and southern Africa. She has a strong interest in how to engage multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholder partnerships in ensuring improved livelihoods and nutrition outcomes. Her current research interests explore the interaction between agricultural technology and society, and how differing perceptions of seed quality influences the institutional arrangements for emerging sweetpotato seed systems in Tanzania and Ethiopia. These findings will lead to an understanding of how to retain the quality of sweetpotato planting material when seed systems are used at a larger scale. Margaret joined CIP at the end of 2008. Prior to this, she worked with FAO, SIDA, and AUSAID.
  • 6. 4 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association Role of Intellectual Property in Facilitating Technology Transfer Ian Barker is head of Agricultural Partnerships at the Syngenta Foundation. He has over 25 years of experience of R&D management in plant pathology and diagnostics technology. Before joining the Foundation, he was Head of Seed Systems for the International Potato Center (CIP) in Nairobi, improving the provision of affordable quality planting material for smallholders in developing countries. Ian chaired CIP’s public-private partnership committee, and has implemented innovative partnerships using private sector investment and know- how to increase the availability of quality potato seed in East Africa. Previously, he worked as Head of Diagnostics at the UK Food and Environment Research Agency, developing and commercializing novel diagnostic methods for plant and animal diseases as well as food and feed contaminants. Ian graduated from Wye College, University of London, and holds a PhD from the University of Exeter, UK. Within the Foundation, he is currently responsible for leading a program aimed at assuring access to quality seed of improved varieties for small-holder farmers. Disease Management, especially viruses in potato and sweetpotato Dr Jari Valkonen is the professor of plant pathology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His areas of expertise are in molecular virus-plant interactions and pathogen defense of plants. Most of his research and published works concern viruses of potato and sweetpotato and aim especially to deeper understanding of the antiviral mechanisms. Since the early 1990s, his work has included collaboration with CIP and since middle 1990s East African institutes, such as Makerere University, Uganda, and Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute, Tanzania. An important aspect of the studies is also education of young scientists. Under his supervision, over 30 doctoral theses have been completed or are on-going. Among these, eight are focused on viruses in sweetpotato or cassava in East Africa and five are authored by East African scientists. Valkonen is currently involved in the Seed Potato Development Project in Tanzania supported by the Finnish government and coordinated by CIP.
  • 7. 59th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association Advances in sweetpotato breeding from 1992 to 2012 Robert Mwanga has over 30 years of experience working with national and international sweetpotato research and development teams. He led the Uganda program on multiple-trait improvement of sweetpotato, breeding for increased beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A) in the HarvestPlus Program in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and the Vitamin A for Africa (VITAA) initiative to alleviate vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in SSA. In Uganda, his research team released 20 cultivars, of which NASPOT 1, NASPOT 11, NASPOT 9 O (Vita) and NASPOT 10 O (Kabode), have been widely promoted and disseminated, the latter two for combating VAD in SSA countries. Dr. Mwanga has led, since 2009, regional sweetpotato breeding work in East and Central Africa under the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) project of CIP, applying modern methods of plant breeding, such as accelerated breeding, and developing resistance to weevils and viruses by conventional and biotechnology means to improve the efficiency of sweetpotato breeding in the region. On the road to potato processing in African tropical highlands Prof. dr ir Anton J. Haverkort coordinates potato research projects at Plant Research International – Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands and is an extra-ordinary professor of Crop and Soil Science at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). After completing his Master’s degree, he worked for many years for the International Potato Centre in Turkey, Rwanda, Peru and in Tunisia to improve potato production through agronomy, breeding and crop protection. He obtained his PhD at University of Reading (UK) in mathematical modelling of the influence of temperature and solar radiation on potato development and growth in tropical highlands. At Wageningen University, he coordinates research on the development of a cisgenic marker free late blight potato (www. durph.nl). Additionally, he carries out research on data management (ontology) in the French fries supply chain and leads sustainable potato production projects in eight countries on four continents aimed at the efficient use of resources (land, water, energy) and value creation through trade and processing. He has published over 75 scientific papers, 5 books and hundreds of conference papers, book chapters, columns and articles for professional journals. He is a chairman or member of various potato committees in the Netherlands dealing with seed certification and genetic modification and was secretary general of the European Association of Potato Research. He travels frequently for potato research and consultancy for the industry, and international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • 8. 6 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association Improvement of processing technology research and utilization of sweetpotato and its derived foods Professor Xie Jiang is a food storage and processing specialist at Institute of Agro-products Processing Science and Technology of Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS) located in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, P. R. China. Dr. Jiang specializes in food processing technologies and machines for processing root & tuber crops, mainly from potato and sweetpotato as well as fruit, vegetables, cereal and oils and meats. Currently he is leading the improvement of processing potato and sweetpotato in Sichuan Province, which has the largest sweet-potato and potato production area and output in China. The agro-industry processing of“starch-noodle-instant noodle”and snack foods have been commercially successful. In recent years, Dr. Jiang has won seven Chinese state patents as well as three science & technology progressive prizes inprocessing technology and machine improvements from the government, mostly for root & tuber products, including starch, noodles, snack foods, instant foods, whole nutrition flour and puree. Dr. Jiang engages in international exchange and cooperation with the International Potato Center (CIP) and many other organizations at home and abroad. Paradigm Shifts in Potato and Sweetpotato Research: Adapting the Agriculture Products Value Chain in Kenya Dr. Lusike Wasilwa is the Assistant Director in charge of Horticulture and Industrial Crops Research at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. She obtained her doctorate from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1998 and a post-doctorate in Plant Pathology at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2002. She was trained in horticulture and molecular plant pathology in the U.S., and participated in disseminating nutritional information on horticultural crops to local communities. In 2010,she received three medals from the International Society for Horticultural Science and is now the Vice Chairperson of the International Advisory Board of the Horticulture Collaborative Support Project, which is managed by the University of California at Davis.
  • 9. 79th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association Assessing Nutritional Value and Changing Behaviors Regarding Sweetpotato Use in Sub-Saharan Africa Jan Low is an agricultural economist with over 20 years of experience working in sub-Saharan Africa. Her long-term research interest is on how to successfully integrate nutritional concerns into agricultural research and development, with a special focus on micronutrient- enhanced (“biofortified”) staple food crops. She also has considerable experience and interest in agricultural policy, safety nets, poverty analysis, and seed systems. She has designed, implemented, and analyzed numerous household surveys and is knowledgeable in database management. After serving 4.5 years as CIP’s regional leader in SSA, Dr. Low is now leading the 10 year Sweetpotato Initiative launched in October 2009 to enhance the lives of 10 million African families in 10 years through exploiting the potential of sweetpotato to reduce poverty and undernutrition. The Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa is the foundation project supporting core research for development work for this multi-donor, multi-sector effort. Dr. Low is the current president for the APA. Addressing the changing consumer behaviour in the South African market Etienne Booyens currently is the Marketing Manager at Potatoes South Africa and has occupied the position for the past six and a half years, but has been involved in the potato and fresh produce industry for almost 18 years. Apart from his position as Marketing Manager, he is also Managing Director of Prokon (a Fresh Produce Quality Control Company on all the Fresh Produce Markets) and a Trustee of 5-a-Day Trust as well as a member of the International Potato Group. He completed several courses and a degree in Business Management, Marketing and International Marketing at the Post Graduate School at the University of Pretoria, the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the University of the Free State. This helps him in his daily activities managing local marketing activities as well as foreign market development. His position at PSA expects him to negotiate with all sectors of the supply chain: from the most informal to the most formal. Most recent engagements include local TV and radio appearances, presentations made locally and abroad,establishing good relations with potato-related institutions in foreign countries. He is convinced that it is the affection for people that builds good relations within the industry and that those relationships play an important part in the growth of any industry.
  • 10. 8 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association DAY 1 Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:00-17:00 Arrival and pre-registration at the Great Rift Valley Lodge 11:00-15:00 Setup exhibit booths and posters 15:00-17:00 Visit Exhibit booths 18:30-20:30 Cocktail Party: Welcome remarks from the President of the APA (Dr. Jan Low) and Director of Agriculture for Crop Management, State Department of Agriculture, Kenya (Dr. Irungu Waithaka) DAY 2 Monday, 1 July 2013 08:00-09:00 Registration 09:00-10:30 Opening Session #1: Welcome Remarks and Opening Speech Chair: Ms. Anne Onyango, Acting Agriculture Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya 09:00-09:10 Prof. John Nderitu, Chairman, National Potato Council of Kenya: Bringing actors together and advocacy for the potato sector 09:10-09:20 Dr. Jan Low, International Potato Centre, APA President: Overview of Potato and Sweetpotato in Africa and APA 2013 Participation 09:20-09:30 Dr. Ephraim Mukisira, Director, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute: Research advances on potato and sweetpotato in Kenya 09:30-09:40 Dr. Paul Omanga, cer, Kenya 9:40-09:55 Ms. Sicily Kariuki, Principal Secretary of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Republic of Kenya: Welcoming remarks 09:55-10:15 Prof.JaphetMicheniNtiba,Principal Secretary for Fisheries, Ministry of cial Opening Speech 10:00-11:00 Group Photograph and Health Break 11:00-13:00 Session #2: Chair: Dr. Anton Haverkort, Netherlands 11:00-11:30 Keynote: Strategies to improve poor seed potato quality and supply in Sub-Saharan Africa (Dr. Paul Demo, Cameroun) Theme 1: Appropriate policies for germplasm exchange, food and nutrition security, and trade in Africa 11:30-12:00 Sponsor Keynote: Role of the private sector, private-public sector partnerships, and intellectual property management in technology transfer (Dr. Ian Barker, Syngenta Foundation, Switzerland) 12:00-13:00 4 Oral Presentations on Theme 1 SUMMARY PROGRAM
  • 11. 99th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association 13:00-14:00 Lunch 14:00-15:45 Session #3: Chair: Dr. Oscar Ortiz, Peru 14:00-14:15 Paradigm Shifts in Potato and Sweetpotato Research: Adapting the Agriculture Products Value Chain in Kenya (Dr. Lusike Wasilwa, Kenya) Theme 2: Getting Seed Systems Moving 14:15-14:45 Keynote: Was small ever beautiful? Moving local sweetpotato seed systems to scale in Sub-Saharan Africa (Margaret McEwan, Kenya) 14:45-15:30 3 Oral Presentations on Theme 2 15:30-15:45 Discussion 15:45-17:30 Visit Exhibition Booths and Posters (tea/coffee served) 18:30-19:30 Dinner 20:30 African music at Lodge Bar DAY 3 Tuesday, 2 July 2013 08:00-08:50 Session #4: Chair: Dr. Ibok Nsa Oduro, Ghana Plenary Hall (Pavo) Theme 3: Major Advances in Breeding and Crop Management 08:00-08:25 Keynote: Disease Management, especially viruses in potato and sweetpotato (Dr. Jari Valkonen, Finland) 08:25-08:50 Keynote: Advances in sweetpotato breeding from 1992 to 2012 (Dr. Robert Mwanga, Uganda) 09:00-10:30 Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions Session #5: Theme 2 Seed Systems Plenary Hall (Pavo) Chair: Dr. Zachary Kinyua, Kenya Session #6: Theme 3 Breeding and Crop Management (Aquila Meeting Room) Chair: Dr. Nouri Khamassy, Tunisia 09:00-09:30 2 Oral Presentations 2 Oral Presentations 09:30-10:30 Panel Discussion: What kinds of quality standards for potato and sweetpotato seed systems are appropriate to serve smallholder farmers? 4 Oral Presentations 10:30-11:00 Health Break 11:00-13:00 Parallel Sessions, cont. Parallel Sessions Session #7: Theme 2 Seed Systems Plenary Hall (Pavo) Chair: Dr. Paul Demo, Cameroun Session #8: Theme 3 Breeding and Crop Management (Aquila Meeting Room) Chair: Dr. Maria Andrade, Mozambique 11:00-13:00 7 Oral Presentations and Discussion 7 Oral Presentations and Discussion 13:00 Lunch
  • 12. 10 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association 14:00-14:50 Session #9: Chair: Dr. Peter VanderZaag, Canada Theme 4: Innovations in Post-harvest Management, Processing, and Marketing Systems and Technology Transfer 14:00-14:25 Keynote: On the road to potato processing in African tropical highlands (Dr. Anton Haverkort, Netherlands) 14:25-14:50 Keynote: Improvement of processing technology research and utilization of sweetpotato and its derived foods (Dr. Xie Jiang, China) 15:00-16:00 Parallel Sessions, cont. Session #10: Theme 2 (Aquila Meeting Room) Chair: Dr. Jari Valkonen, Finland Session #11: Theme 3 (Tukana Meeting Room) Chair: Dr. Elmar Schulte- Geldermann, Kenya Session #12: Theme 4 Plenary Hall (Pavo) Chair: Dr. Peter VanderZaag, Canada 4 Oral presentations 4 Oral presentations 4 Oral presentations 16:00-17:45 Poster Competition Judging 17:45-18:00 3 minute presentations of 5 top poster candidates 18:00-19:00 African Potato Association Council Meeting (Pavo Hall) 19:00 Bush Dinner and Poster Awards Chair: Dr. Jackson Kabira DAY 4 Wednesday, 3rd July 2013 08:00-09:30 Session #13: Chair: Dr. Moses Nyongesa, Kenya Theme 4: Innovations in Post-harvest Management, Processing, Marketing Systems, cont. 08:00-08:30 2 Oral Presentations 08:30-09:30 Panel Discussion: How can we build effective, gender equitable value chains? Moderator: Mr. Jackson Muchoki, PSDA/GIZ Programme Officer 09:30-11:35 Session #14: Chair: Dr. Felistus Chipungu, Malawi Theme 5: New evidence concerning nutritional value and changing behaviours 09:30-09:55 Keynote: Assessing Nutritional Value and Changing Behaviors Regarding Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Use in Sub-Saharan Africa (Dr. Jan Low, Kenya) 09:55-10:20 Keynote: Addressing the changing consumer behaviour in the South African market (Mr. Etienne Booyens, South Africa) 10:20-10:50 Health Break 10:50-11:35 3 Oral Presentations in Theme 5 11:35-12:00 Session #15: Chair: Dr. John Nderitu, President National Potato Council 11:35-11:45 Evaluation 11:45-12:15 Closing Session 12:15-13:15 Lunch 13:30 Departure for Field trip venues #1 Linking Vitamin A rich sweetpotato to health services and agro-processing opportunities: Bungoma, Western Province, Kenya #2 Commercializing sweetpotato value chains: Kabondo, Nyanza Province, Kenya #3 Effective private sector involvement in certified seed production: Mt. Kenya area, Timau #4 Public sector production of certified seed: Molo #5 Visit to Deepa Industries, Nairobi DAY 5 Thursday, 4 July 2013 Field Trips #1-#4
  • 13. 119th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association DATE/TIMEACTIVITYRESPONSIBLESESSIONCHAIR DAY1Sunday,30June2013 SaturdayandSundayArrivalandtransfersfromtheAirportCharlestonTransportandrepresentativefromtheNationalPotatoCouncilofKenya 11:00-17:00Arrivalandpre-registrationCharlestonTravelandProfKenji(Volunteers)andEmilyNdoho(CIP/nametags)and Luka(database) 11:00-15:00SetupexhibitsandpostersLogisticsCommittee:DavidMuinde,RichardWamalwa Exhibits:NancyNg’ang’a Posters:MosesNyongesa 15:00-17:00VisitExhibitBoothsandPostersExhibits:NancyNg’ang’a 18:30-20:30CocktailPartyCharlestonTravel IntroductoryremarksDr.JanLow(APAPresident) WelcomeRemarksfromKenyaDr.IrunguWaithaka(DirectorofAgricultureforCropManagement,State DepartmentofAgriculture,Kenya) TraditionaldancersCharlestonTravel DAY2Monday,1July2013Session#1•PlenaryHall(Pavo) 08:00-9:00RegistrationCharlestonTravel,ProfKenji,EmilyNdoho,LukaWanjohiandCharlestonTravel Session#1WelcomeRemarksandOpeningSpeechChair:Ms.AnneOnyango,Acting AgricultureSecretary,Ministryof Agriculture,LivestockandFisheries, Kenya Rapporteur:Dr.JohnsonIrungu,Kenya 09:00-09:10WelcomeRemarksChairpersonoftheNationalPotato CouncilofKenya(NPCK):Bringingactorstogetherand advocacyforthepotatosector Dr.JohnNderitu,Chairman,National PotatoCouncilofKenya 09:10-09:20PresidentoftheAfricanPotatoAssociation:Overview ofPotatoandSweetpotatoinAfricaandAPA participationin2013 Dr.JanLow,InternationalPotatoCenter andAPAPresident 09:20-09:30DirectorKenyaAgriculturalResearchInstitute: ResearchadvancesonpotatoandsweetpotatoinKenya Dr.EphraimMukisira,Director,Kenya AgriculturalResearchInstitute DETAILEDPROGRAM
  • 14. 12 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association 09:30-09:40FoodandAgricultureOrganizationDr.PaulOmanga,FAOCropProduction cer,Kenya 09:40-09:55WelcomingremarksfromthePrincipalSecretaryfor Agriculture,MinistryofAgriculture,Fisheriesand Livestock,RepublicofKenya Ms.SicilyKariuki,PrincipalSecretary ofAgriculture,MinistryofAgriculture, LivestockandFisheries cialOpeningSpeechonbehalfoftheDeputy PresidentoftheRepublicofKenya Prof.JaphetMicheniNtiba,Principal SecretaryforFisheries,Ministryof Agriculture,LivestockandFisheries 10:15-11:00GroupPhotographandHealthBreak DAY2Monday,1July2013Session#2•PlenaryHall(Pavo) 11:00Keynote2.1:Strategiestoimprovepoorseedpotato qualityandsupplyinsub-SaharanAfrica(TH2ABS124) Dr.PaulDemo,CIP-Malawi,CamerounChair:Dr.AntonHaverkort, Netherlands Rapporteur:Dr.JacksonKabira,Kenya11:30Theme1:Appropriatepoliciesforgermplasmexchange,foodandnutritionsecurity,and tradeinAfrica 11:30SponsorKeynote2.2:RoleofIntellectualPropertyin FacilitatingTechnologyTransfer Dr.IanBarker,SyngentaFoundation, Switzerland 12:002.3Ex-anteevaluationofimprovedpotatovarieties Sub-SaharanAfrica(TH1ABS032) Dr.UlrichKleinwechte,Peru 12:152.4Riskofuncontrolledimportationofseedpotato fromEuropetoEastandCentralAfrica:Whatarethe policyoptions?(TH1ABS140) Mr.WachiraKaguongo,ChiefExecutive cer,NationalPotatoCouncilofKenya 12:302.5Thefarmingsystemsofpotentialpotatoproduction areasofChencha,SouthernEthiopia(TH1ABS171) Mr.WagaMazengiaDersseh,Ethiopia ciencyofexotic sweetpotatoescultivarsunderorganicsoil managementsystemsinAbeokuta,Southwestern, Nigeria(TH1ABS186) Dr.IsiaqLawal,Nigeria 13:00Lunch
  • 15. 139th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association DAY2Monday,1July2013Session#3•PlenaryHall(Pavo) 14:00-14:153.1ParadigmShiftsinPotatoandSweetpotato Research:AdaptingtheAgricultureProductsValue ChaininKenya(TH3ABS228) Dr.LusikeWasilwa,KARI,KenyaChair:Dr.OscarOrtiz,Peru Rapporteur:Dr.KirimiSindi,Kenya Theme2:GettingSeedSystemsMoving 14:15-14:45Keynote3.2:Wassmalleverbeautiful?Movinglocal sweetpotatoseedsystemstoscaleinsub-Saharan Africa(TH2ABS190) Ms.MargaretMcEwan,CIP,Kenya 14:45-15:003.3Effectoflong-termin-vitrosub-culturingonquality degenerationofsweetpotatovarieties:morpho- anatomicassessmentandsimplesequencerepeats (TH2ABS065) Mr.HundayehuMirhiretu,SouthAfrica 15:00-15:153.3Workofmultipleorganizationstoimproveseed potatohealthinUSAandanexampleofchangeto reducepotatovirusYinseedpotatolots(TH2ABS099) Dr.JonathanWhitworth,USA 15:15-15:303.4Public-privatepartnershipsupportingwomen- drivenpotatoseedmultiplicationintheLumwana catchmentareaNorthWestZambia(TH2ABS034) Dr.AbleChalwe,Zambia 15:30-15:45Discussion 15:45-17:30VisitExhibitionboothsandPosters(tea/coffeeserved)CommunicationsCommitteeNancyNg’ang’a,Kenya 17:30EndofSession 18:30-19:30DinnerandRemarksfromGrahamThiele,Leaderof theCGIARRoots,TubersandBananaProgram CharlestonTravelChair:Dr.MosesNyongesa,Kenya 20:30-23:00AfricanmusicatLodgeBarCharlestonTravel DAY3Tuesday,2July2013Session4PlenaryHall(Pavo) 08:00Theme3:MajorAdvancesinBreedingandCropManagementChair:Dr.IbokNsaOduro,Ghana Rapporteur:Dr.MainaMachangi,Kenya08:00-08:25Keynote4.1:DiseaseManagement,especiallyviruses inpotatoandsweetpotato(TH3ABS170) Dr.JariValkonen,Finland 08:25-08:50Keynote4.2:Advancesinsweetpotatobreedingfrom 1992to2012(TH3ABS090) Dr.RobertMwanga,Uganda 08:50-09:00TransfertoParallelSessionvenues
  • 16. 14 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association 09:00-10:30ParallelSessions(seeSessions5and6below) 10:30-11:00HealthBreak 11:00-13:00ParallelSessions(seeSessions7and8below) 13:00-14:00Lunch DAY3Tuesday,2July2013ParallelSession#5Theme2:SeedSystems•PlenaryHall(Pavo) ACTIVITYRESPONSIBLESESSIONCHAIR 09:00-09:155.1Ananalysisofdemand,supply,andelasticities ofseedpotatoinmajorproducingareasinNigeria (TH2ABS039) Mr.DanielMusaLenka,NigeriaChair:Dr.ZacharyKinyua,Headof PlantPathology,KARI,Kenya Rapporteur:WachiraKaguongo,Kenya 09:15-09:305.2Seedpotatoproductionsystemsthatrelatetothe highlandsofAfrica(TH2ABS166) Dr.PeterVanderZaag,Canada 09:30-10:30PanelDiscussion Whatkindofqualitystandardsforpotatoand sweetpotatoseedsystemsareappropriatetoserve smallholderfarmers? Ms.CatherineRiungu,MediaSpecialist andEditorofHorticulturalNews;Ms. GladysMaingi,GIZ-PSDA,Kenya Rapporteur:NancyN’gang’a 5.3.1Qualityseedpotatoproduction:Experiences fromthehighlandsofEthiopia(TH2ABS044) Mr.GebremedhinWoldegiorgis,Ethiopia 5.3.2Up-scalingtheadoptionofpositiveselection andseedplottechniquesinseedpotatosystemsin Uganda—UNSPPA’sExperience(TH2ABS050) Mr.StephenTindimubona,Uganda 5.3.3ARCpotatoin-vitrogenebank:thebasisof theSouthAfricanseedpotatocertificationscheme (TH2ABS071) Ms.NokuthulaMyeza,SouthAfrica 5.3.4SeedsystemlessonslearnedfromMarandoBora intheLakeZone,Tanzania(TH2ABS100) Mr.LembrisLaizer,Tanzania 5.3.5SweetpotatoFeatherymottlevirus:Thelimiting factorindevelopmentofsweetpotatovirusdiseasein farmers’fieldsinUganda(TH2ABS170) Dr.SettumbaMukasa,Uganda
  • 17. 159th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association DAY3Tuesday,2July2013ParallelSession#6Theme3:BreedingandCropManagement•(AquilaMeetingRoom) ACTIVITYRESPONSIBLESESSIONCHAIR 09:00-09:156.1Sweetpotatoandgardeneggintercrop compatibilitystudiesinUmudike,Nigeria(TH3ABS018) Ms.ChistianaNgoziaEbeniro,NigeriaChair:Dr.NouriKhamassy,Tunisia Rapporteur:Dr.JohnNderitu,Kenya 09:15-09:306.2Maize-orange-fleshedsweetpotatointercropping: Potentialforusetoenhancefoodsecurityandthe scaling-upnutritioneffortinMalawi(TH3ABS013) Dr.ErnaAbidin,Malawi 09:30-09:456.3Breedingsweetpotatoforyieldandbeta-carotene contentinBurkinaFaso(TH3ABS021) Dr.KoussaoSome,BurkinaFaso 09:45-10:006.4Developmentandevaluationofnewsweetpotato varietiesthroughfarmerparticipatorybreedingfor highaltitudesinKenya(TH3ABS047) Dr.LauraKaranja,Kenya 10:00-10:156.5Newelitepotatocloneswithheattolerance,late blightandvirusresistancetoaddressclimatechange (TH3ABS111) Dr.ManuelGastelo,Peru 10:15-10:306.6ChangingpopulationofPhytophthorainfestansin Kenyaandperspectivesforblightcontrol(TH3ABS148) Dr.MosesW.Nyongesa,Kenya DAY3Tuesday,2July2013ParallelSession#7Theme2:SeedSystems•PlenaryHall(Pavo) ACTIVITYRESPONSIBLESESSIONCHAIR 11:00-11:157.1Mediaandgenotypeeffectsongrowthandmini- tuberyieldforpotatoseedproductioninMalawi (TH2ABS055) Ms.SibongileZimba,MalawiChair:Dr.PaulDemo,Cameroun Rapporteur:Dr.JacksonKabira,Kenya 11:15-11:307.2Possiblepathwaytocommercialseedpotato productioninSub-SaharanAfricancountries: experiencesofpartnershipsynergy,successes, outcomes,challengesandprospectsforaformalseed potatosysteminUganda(TH2ABS072) Dr.RogersKakuhenzire,Tanzania 11:30-11:457.3Potatoyieldvariationasaffectedbyvirusseed degenerationandgrowthconditionsinTunisia (TH2ABS075) Dr.NouriKhamassy,Tunisia
  • 18. 16 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association 11:45-12:007.4Comparisonbetweenfluorescentlampsand light-emittingdiodesonin-vitrogrowthofpotato microplantsandsubsequentin-vivoperformanceand mini-tuberproduction(TH2ABS089) Ms.OwekishaKwigizile,Tanzania 12:00-12:157.5Thelongdryseasonlimitsproductionof sweetpotatoinAfrica:Utilisingandsourcingplanting materialinBukedeaandSorotidistrictsinUganda (TH2ABS088) Dr.SamNamanda,Uganda 12:15-12:307.6Sweetpotatocultivardegenerationunderhigh andlowsweetpotatovirusdiseasepressurezonesin Uganda(TH2AB070) Ms.ScoviaAdikini,Uganda 12:30-12:457.7Evaluationandpromotionofsustainableseed supplysystemsforvegetativelypropagatedcropsin CentralandEasternKenya(TH2ABS161) Ms.VioletGathaara,Kenya 12:45-13:00Discussion DAY3Tuesday,2July2013ParallelSession#8Theme3:BreedingandCropManagement•(AquilaMeetingRoom) ACTIVITYRESPONSIBLESESSIONCHAIR 11:00-11:158.1Effectofstakingonflowerinduction,pollination andcross-compatibilityamongsweetpotato (TH3ABS002) Mr.MichaelSegunAfolabi,NigeriaDr.MariaAndrade,Mozambique Rapporteur:CharlesLungaho, Mozambique 11:15-11:308.2Developmentofdual-purposesweetpotato varietiesthroughparticipatorybreedinginRwanda (TH3ABS083) Mr.DamienShumbusha,Rwanda 11:30-11:458.3In-vitroevaluationoforange-fleshedsweetpotato fordroughttoleranceusingpolyethyleneglycol (TH3ABS106) Dr.SammyAgili,Kenya 11:45-12:008.4DurableCisgenicresistancetoPhytophthora infestansinpotatoandperspectivesforapplicationsin Africa(TH3ABS201) Dr.GodelieveGheysen,Belgium 12:00-12:158.5Canmineraloilprotectpotatoseedsagainstaphid transmissionofPVY?(TH3ABS114) Dr.SoniaBoukhris-Bouhachem,Tunisia
  • 19. 179th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association 12:15-12:308.6ILCYM:Agenericplatformfordevelopinginsect phenologymodelsandconductingpopulationanalysis andmapping(TH3ABS168) Dr.HenriTonnang,Cameroun 12:30-12:458.7Rootknotnematodesandsoftrot enterobacteriaceae,twoemergingproblemsofpotato (TH3ABS017) Dr.Lucy,Moleleki,SouthAfrica 12:45-13:00Discussion DAY3Tuesday,2July2013OVERVIEWOFTHEAFTERNOON•PlenaryHall(Pavo) ACTIVITYRESPONSIBLESESSIONCHAIR Session9Chair:Dr.PeterVanderZaag,Canada Rapporteur:Prof.GladstoneKenji, Kenya 14:00Theme4:InnovationsinPost-harvestManagement,Processing,andMarketingSystemsand TechnologyTransfer 14:00-14:25Keynote9.1:Ontheroadtopotatoprocessingin Africantropicalhighlands Dr.AntonHaverkort,Netherlands 14:25-14:50Keynote9.2:Improvementofprocessingtechnology researchandutilizationofsweetpotatoanditsderived foods Dr.XieJiang,China 14:50-15:00Transfertoparallelsessions 15:00-16:00ParallelSessions(seeSessions10,11,and12below) 16:00-17:30PosterCompetitionJudgingChair:Dr.MosesNyongesa,Kenya 17:40-18:003minutepresentationsbytop5postercandidatesChair:Dr.LauraKaranja,Kenya 18:00AfricanPotatoAssociationCouncilMeeting(PavoHall) 19:00BushDinner RemarksfromEsterMuirui,EquityBankandMs. GladysMaingi,GIZ-PSDA,Kenyaandpresentationsof awardsforbestposters CharlestonTravelChair:Dr.JacksonKabira,KARI
  • 20. 18 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association DAY3Tuesday,2July2013ParallelSession#10Theme2:SeedSystems•(AquilaMeetingRoom) ACTIVITYRESPONSIBLESESSIONCHAIR 15:00-15:1510.1Adaptationandimprovementoftheseed- plottechniqueinsmallholderpotatoproduction (TH2ABS102) Dr.ZacharyKinyua,KenyaDr.JariValkonen,Finland Rapporteur:SarahMayanja,Uganda 15:15-15:3010.2Analternativetechnologyforpre-basicpotato seedproduction:sandhydroponics(TH2ABS179) Mr.DanielMbiri,Kenya 15:30-15:4510.3ResearchtowardsmanagingpotatovirusY infectionsinSouthAfrica(TH2ABS203) Dr.ChrisVisser,SouthAfrica 15:45-16:0010.4Integrationofin-vitrotechniquesininformalseed productionsystemsofpotatoinAfrica(TH2ABS003) Dr.AtulKumar,India DAY3Tuesday,2July2013ParallelSession#11Theme3:BreedingandCropManagement•(TukanaMeetingRoom) ACTIVITYRESPONSIBLESESSIONCHAIR 15:00-15:1511.1Exhibitiontrialandfarmerparticipatoryselection ofnewlateblightresistantB3C1potatogenotypesfor adaptationtoNigerianconditions(TH3ABS049) Mr.AbrahamLang,NigeriaChair:Dr.ElmarSchulte-Geldermann, CIP-Kenya Rapporteur:Mr.AbdulNaico, Mozambique15:15-15:3011.2Integrativebreedingstrategyformaking climatesmartpotatovarietiesforsub-SaharanAfrica (TH3AB169) Dr.AsratAsfawAmele,Ethiopia 15:30-15:4511.3Howpotassiumandmagnesiumaffectpotato yieldandquality(TH3ABS177) Dr.GranseeAndreas,Germany 15:45-16:0011.4AphidsinfestingpotatoinKenya(TH3ABS224)Dr.KWereHassan,Kenya DAY3Tuesday,2July2013ParallelSession#12Theme4:InnovationsinPost-harvestManagement,Processing,andMarketingSystemsandTechnology Transfer•PlenaryHall(Pavo) ACTIVITYRESPONSIBLESESSIONCHAIR 15:00-15:1512.1Transactioncostsandagriculturalhousehold supplyresponseofsweetpotatofarmersinKwaraState, Nigeria(TH4ABS107) Mr.CharlesOlawaleFarayola,NigeriaDr.PeterVanderZaag,Canada Rapporteur:NancyNg’anga,Kenya
  • 21. 199th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association 15:15-15:3012.2Unlockingthepotentialofthepotatosubsector inKenya—Aroadmapforrevitalizingthesubsector (TH4ABS147) Dr.CharlesLung’aho,Mozambique 15:30-15:4512.3Diversityandcharacteristicsofpotatoflakesin NairobiandNakuru,Kenya(TH4ABS004) Dr.GeorgeOokoAbong’,Kenya 15:45-16:0012.4Evaluationofsensoryqualitycharacteristics ofmuffinsdevelopedfromsweetpotatoflours (TH4ABS022) Ms.MarthaShirleyEpiphaneiaWilliams, SierraLeone DAY4Wednesday,3July2013Sessions#13and14•(PlenaryHall) ACTIVITYRESPONSIBLESESSIONCHAIR Session13 Chair:Dr.MosesNyongesa,KARI, Kenya Rapporteur:Dr.Josephine Niederwieser,SouthAfrica 08:00Theme4:InnovationsinPost-harvestManagement,Processing,andMarketingSystemsand TechnologyTransfer,cont. 08:00-08:1513.1Buildingasustainablesweetpotatovaluechain: ExperiencefromRwandaSweetpotatoSuperfoods Project(TH4ABS071) Mr.JeanNdirigwe,Rwanda 08:15-08:3013.2Vacuumfryingprocessingtechnologyimproves qualityattributesoffriedsweetpotatochips (TH4ABS077) Dr.OlajidePhilipSobukola,Nigeria 08:30-09:30PanelDiscussion:Howcanwebuildeffective,gender equitablevaluechains? Moderator:Mr.JacksonMuchoki,PSDA/ GIZProgrammeOfficer 13.3.1Contractfarmingandproductionefficiency amongpotatofarmersinKenya:CaseofBometand MoloDistricts(TH4ABS175) Mr.DavidKipkoech,Kenya 13.3.2Gettingtheequationright:Engendering sweetpotatovaluechainsinEastAfrica(TH4ABS074) Ms.SarahMayanja,Uganda 13.3.3Priceintegrationofsweetpotatomarketing: implicationsforanefficientmarketingsystemin Nigeria(TH4ABS080) Dr.HelenAnyaegbunam,Nigeria 13.3.4PromotionofVitaminA-enrichedsweetpotato forproductionbysmall-scalecommercialfarmersin SouthAfrica(TH4ABS110) Dr.SunetteLaurie,SouthAfrica
  • 22. 20 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association 13.3.5Matchingsweetpotatofarmertypologieswithvarious sweetpotatovaluechaindevelopmentinWestAfrica (TH4ABS200) Dr.DaiPeters,USA 13.3.6PoliciesforcropdiversificationinEasternandCentral Africa(TH1ABS239) Ms.NancyNg’ang’a,Kenya 09:30Session14Chair:Dr.FelistusChipungu,Malawi Rapporteur:Dr.LauraKaranja,KenyaTheme5:Newevidenceconcerningnutritionalvalueandchangingbehaviours 09:30-09:55Keynote14.1:AssessingNutritionalValueandChanging BehaviorsRegardingOrange-fleshedSweetpotatoUsein sub-SaharanAfrica(TH5ABS166) Dr.JanLow,Kenya 09:55-10:20Keynote14.2:Addressingthechangingconsumerbehaviour intheSouthAfricanmarket(TH5ABS104) Mr.EtienneBooyens,SouthAfrica 10:20-10:50HealthBreak 10:50-11:0514.3Carbohydratecomposition,viscosity,solubilityand sensoryacceptanceofsweetpotato-andmaize-based complementaryfoods(TH5ABS082) Dr.FrancisKwekuAmagloh,Ghana 11:05-11:2014.4Determiningavailabilityofnutrientsinsweetpotato grownintheKenyanhighlandsusingin-vitrodigestibilityand in-saccodegradability(TH5ABS091) Mr.JamesMuitaKinyua,Kenya 11:20-11:3514.4Effectofsweetpotatomealandcompositesweetpotato mealbaseddietsonperformanceofweanerrabbits (TH5ABS165) Dr.KennethEkwe,Nigeria 11:35-11:45Evaluationofmeeting 11:45-12:15ClosingSessionOut-goingAPAPresident,JanLowIn-coming APAPresident,Dr.EndaleGebre,Ethiopia Chair:Dr.JohnNderitu,Kenya 12:00-13:15Lunch 13:30DepartureforFieldTripVenues #1LinkingvitaminArichsweetpotatotohealthservicesandagro- processingopportunities:Bungoma,WesternProvince,Kenya Mr.MosesWamalwa,Kenya2days #2Commercializingsweetpotatovaluechains:Kabondo, NyanzaProvince,Kenya Ms.GraceNyaa,Kenya2days #3Effectiveprivatesectorinvolvementincertifiedseed production:Mt.Kenyaarea,Timau Mr.JacksonMuchoki,Kenya2days #4Publicsectorproductionofcertifiedseed:MoloMr.BruceOchieng,Kenya2days #5VisittoDeepaIndustriesMs.DinahBorus,Kenya2days
  • 23. 219th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association FIELD TRIPS Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) contributes to blindness, disease, and premature death in Sub-Saharan Africa. Pregnant or lactating women and young children are particularly at risk of VAD. Thus pregnancy is an opportune time to reach women with nutritional and health interventions to lower their risk of VAD and enhance the survival and growth of their infants. The Mama SASHA project integrates agriculture and nutrition into antenatal health care services (ANC) to maximize benefits of OFSP, an important source of energy and beta-carotene (pro-Vitamin A), especially for mothers and young children. The challenge is to introduce OFSP into an area where traditionally farmers grow cream and yellow-fleshed varieties. The project aims to provide solid evidence for the effectiveness of this innovative approach. It is expected this will have positive impacts on the consumption of Vitamin A-rich foods and use of ANC services. The project uses community health workers (CHWs) supported by APHIA Plus (USAID) to encourage pregnant women to seek early ANC and postnatal care services (PNC). In addition, CHWs form and run community-level pregnant mothers clubs (PMCs) with monthly dialogue sessions on nutrition and health. During each ANC visit, ANC nurses provide improved nutrition counseling along with vouchers, which the women use to obtain OFSP planting material from trained vine multipliers (DVMs) for planting and eventual consumption of OFSP roots. Extension workers follow up the women benefitting in their homes with agronomic advice. To evaluate the program’s impact, an equal number of intervention and control sites were randomly selected from among eight health facilities. The four intervention sites receive the full range of nutrition, outreach, and health services along with the vouchers. At the four control facilities, just normal ANC clinic services are provided (no additional nutrition counseling or vouchers). Since April 2011, over 2800 pregnant or lactating women have received vouchers with over 70% redeeming them for vines, far exceeding the project’s goal of 900 women. FIELD TRIP 1 Sweetpotato in Bungoma, Kenya: Integrating Health, Nutrition and Agriculture to Maximize the Nutritional Impact of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) The Mama SASHA project in Western Kenya OFSP vine multiplication field with with some OFSP Roots shown. Vitamina A
  • 24. 22 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association AFRICAN POTATO ASSOCIATION CONGRESS 2013 Program for Mama SASHA Sweetpotato Project in Bungoma Thursday, 4 July 2013 Time Activity Lead contact 07:00 Team leaves Kisumu for Bungoma Dr. Grant/Moses 09:00 Briefing on Mama SASHA project in Bungoma Mama SASHA offices. Dr. Grant 10:00 Team leaves Bungoma for Ndalu, Bungoma North District Moses 12:00 A session with health Workers working with mama SASHA in Ndalu Ellah 13:00 A visit to two decentralized vine multipliers working with mama SASHA project in Naitiri one of which is doing some small scale OFSP value addition. Moses 14:00 A visit to one Mama SASHA project woman beneficiary in Mihuu Moses/Ellah 14:30 Team leaves for Webuye for late lunch Dr. Grant 15:00 Late packed lunch at Pak Villa Hotel, Webuye Dr. Grant 16:00 Team leaves for Kisumu Dr. Grant/Moses ANC nurse with counseling card and Pregnant mother showing off her vouchers
  • 25. 239th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association Kabondo area in Homa Bay County is the leading producer of sweetpotatoes consumed in Kenya, contributing over 60% of the national consumption, which translates into more than $37.5 million Ksh farm-gate value. Over 7,000 farmers are involved in production activities with at least an average of 0.5 acres each committed to the crop. Other than the traditional varieties, farmers have been introduced to high yielding orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties which are favoured for their high nutritional value, disease tolerance, early maturation period and diverse value addition opportunities. However, there exist challenges of low productivity per unit area primarily driven by use of recycled and unclean planting material; poor agronomic practices; over-reliance on rain-fed production; inadequate investment in research on new and improved varieties as well as unsustainable marketing structures. To address this, the USAID-funded Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project (KHCP) has expanded the rapid seed multiplication system in collaboration with Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), private laboratories and major input suppliers. Marketing challenges are being addressed through scheduled production, collective marketing and capacity building on agri-business skills. The Kabondo Sweet Potato Marketing and Cooperative Society (KSPMCS) is the only known sweetpotato cooperative in the country. KHCP seeks to build management and marketing capacity of the cooperative to enable membership benefit from the marketing opportunities in the sweetpotato value chain and consequently improve their livelihoods through consolidation of produce for wholesale traders. FIELD TRIP 2 Sweetpotato in Kabondo, Kenya: Improving sweetpotato value chains Introduction Commercial farmers inspecting sweetpotato vines at a multiplication site Farmers in Kabondo, Homa Bay County displaying their sweetpotatoes for sale along the main
  • 26. 24 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association AFRICAN POTATO ASSOCIATION CONGRESS 2013 Program for Kabondo Sweetpotato Production Zone Thursday, 4 July 2013 Time Activity Responsible 08:00-09:30 Travel from Great Lakes Hotel – Kisumu USAID – KHCP 09:30-10:00 Visit to the vine multiplication site – Kabondo USAID – KHCP 10:00-11:00 Visit to sweetpotato producing smallholders USAID – KHCP 11:00-11:20 Tea break 11:20-12:00 Travel to the sweetpotato field day venue USAID – KHCP 12:00-13:30 Participation at the field day USAID – KHCP 13:30-14:30 Lunch 14:30-14:45 Travel to Kabondo Sweetpotato Marketing and Cooperative Society (KSPMCS) USAID – KHCP 14:45-16:00 Visit to the KSPMCS USAID – KHCP 16:00-17:30 Travel back to Great Lakes Hotel - Kisumu USAID – KHCP USAID- KHCP Field Trip Guide: Timothy Mwangi 0721761762
  • 27. 259th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association Whereas potato has gradually become a priority crop for the Kenyan population with enormous potential as both a food security as well as a cash crop capable of raising the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, availability of high quality input seed remains a key constraint in the development of the potato sector in Kenya. Moreover the potato processing sector faces severe shortages of high quality and appropriate varieties. This hinders the expansion and profitability of the processing sector. In partnership with other key partners, including GIZ PSDA (Promotion of Private sector Development in Agriculture), GTIL (Genetics Technology International Transfer) and KARI (Kenya Agricultural Research Centre) Tigoni, and CIP (International Potato Center) scientists have successfully adapted a technology of producing high quality mini-tubers in a soil-less system known as“aeroponics”. Kisima Farm is located on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya. This farm specializes in crop production, mainly barley, wheat, and flowers; it has 10,000 acres and it is highly mechanized. Since the initiation of the potato project in 2009, Kisima Farm has produced over 4,000 tons of certified seed in isolated fields with proper rotations for further distribution to trained seed multipliers and ware producers. Over 400,000 mini tubers have been realised. This innovative system has allowed Kisima Farm to produce mini-tubers at far lower cost, reducing the number of field generations required to multiply seed and thus reducing the impact of serious soil-borne disease constraints such as bacterial wilt. The rapid migration and establishment of this technology from the International Potato Center at Kisima Farm has significantly contributed to the development of the potato industry in Kenya. FIELD TRIP 3 Potato Seed in Meru County: A visit to Kisima Farms and a Local Seed Multiplier Introduction Inside the aeroponics unit at Kisima Farm Minitubers in the aeroponics unit
  • 28. 26 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association AFRICAN POTATO ASSOCIATION CONGRESS 2013 Mt Kenya Field trip programme Wednesday, 3 July 2013 Time Activity/presentation Responsible 13:00-16:00 Travel from GLRV to Greenhills Hotel Nyeri (Stop over Blue post Hotel) Charleston Rep and Jackson Thursday, 4 July 2013 08:00-10:00 Travel from Nyeri Green Hills Hotel to Kisima Farm 10:00-10:30 Welcome and introduction at the demonstration site Refreshments ( Tea and Coffee) Split group into two (Aeroponics and Field) Dr. Jonathan Moss 10:30-12:00 Group 1: Visit to aeroponics Martin Dyer Group 2: Visit potato fields Shaun Miller Group Swapping 12:00-1245 Groups reconvene at the demo site to see the ambient temperatures cold stores, variety trials and discuss extension programme Dr. Moss and Kisima Farm Team 12:45-13:00 Groups take packed lunch Jackson and Charleston Rep 13:00-13:15 Travel to David Maingi farm in Timau Charleston & Jackson 13:15-13:30 Welcome and Introduction David Maingi 13:30-15:00 Discussions at David Maingi farm David Maingi and Jackson 15:00-16:00 Travel from Timau – Greenhills Hotel Nyeri (Have packed Lunch on the way) Charleston & Jackson Friday, 5 July 2013 09:00-11:00 Travel from Greenhills Hotel to Blue post Hotel Thika (Entertainment and Refreshments) Charleston & Jackson 12:00-14:00 Travel from Blue post hotel to Village Market Charleston & Jackson 14:00-16:00 Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Charleston
  • 29. 279th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association ADC Molo Seed Complex In-vitro multiplication in tissue culture room ADC Molo In-vitro plantlets growth room The Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) Molo is a center of seed potato production, storage and distribution. Potato is a priority crop for the Kenyan population with enormous potential for food security and as a cash crop capable of improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. A major constraint to improving potato production is a shortage of quality seed potato. A rapid seed potato multiplication system was established at ADC Molo consisting of a tissue culture lab and aeroponics system to produce minitubers for field multiplication of certified seed potato. In partnership with CIP (International Potato Centre) scientists, GIZ PSDA (Promotion of Private sector Development in Agriculture), GTIL (Genetics Technology International Transfer) and KARI (Kenya Agricultural Research Centre) Tigoni, ADC Molo is successfully producing high quality, certified seed potato. The field trip will also include a visit to Tusibe, an association of women entrepreneurs. Through successive access to and repayment of loans of ever growing value, they developed and grew their bakery business based on products made from sweetpotato flour. This dynamic group of women is responsible for all components along the value chain, from sweetpotato production in the field, to milling the roots for flour, baking and marketing. FIELD TRIP 4 Potato Seed Production in Molo at the Agricultural Development Corporation and Sweetpotato Entrepreneurs in Tusibe ADC Molo Aeroponics unit Rapid minituber multiplication Field potato seed multiplication
  • 30. 28 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association AFRICAN POTATO ASSOCIATION CONGRESS 2013 Molo Public Sector Production of Certified Seed: ADC Seed Potato Complex Wednesday, 3 July 2013 Time Activity/presentation Responsible 13:00-14:00 Travel Naivaisha to Nakuru Bruce Ochieng, Monica Parker 14:00-15:00 Visit Tusibe Women’s Association Monica Parker 15:00-15:30 Travel to Waterbuck Hotel and check-in Bruce Ochieng, Monica Parker Thursday, 4 July 2013 Session # 1: Registration, Opening session and presentation of center information Coordinator: Bruce Ochieng and Monica Parker ( CIP – Kenya) 07:45-09:00 Travel from Hotel Waterbuck to ADC Molo Bruce Ochieng, Monica Parker 09:00-09:30 Welcome, registration and introduction of participants at the center ADC Molo Manager 09:30-10:00 Opening remarks, presentation on overview of center information and achievements ADC Regional Manager 10:00-10:30 Tea/coffee break ADC Molo Manager/CIP Session # 2: Visit to the ADC Molo seed multiplication facilities Coordinator: Bruce Ochieng Obura and Monica Parker (CIP- Kenya) 10:30-11:00 Visit to the Tissue Culture and in-vitro growth room ADC Molo Manager 11:00-11:30 Visit to the aeroponics facilities ADC Molo Manager 12:00 -12:30 Visit to the Grading Hall and Seed Storage facilities at ADC Molo ADC Molo Manager 12:30-13:30 Lunch break Bruce Ochieng 13:30-15:30 Departure to the field seed multiplication sites (One group of 10 people) Bruce Ochieng ADC Molo Manager 13:30-15:30 Visit to a secondary seed multiplier (One group of 11 people) Monica Parker Farmer 15:30-16:30 Travel Back to Hotel Waterbuck Friday, 5 July 2013 07:00-08:00 Breakfast 08:00-12:00 Travel back to Nairobi
  • 31. 299th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association Inception: Deepa Industries Ltd, one of the leading potato processor in Kenya is a family owned business founded in 1973. Products: Located in industrial area in Nairobi, the company is renowned for its high quality potato products which include potato crisps in various designs and flavours: Flat slices, Crinkle cuts, Sticks and Fingers and potato based Ethnic snacks. Alongside potato products, Deepa Industries has become a leader in the packing and blending of various spices and herbs. Tropical Heat, the company’s brand is a household name in Kenya. Other Tropical Heat popular products include: fried peas, roasted and fried peanuts. Market: Tropical Heat products are found in all supermarkets and retail shops in the country. It exports its products to other East African countries, U.S.A and United Kingdom. Expansion plans: The Company is in the process of constructing a modern potato processing plant. Future products: Supply of fresh diced potato, Potato pellets, Dehydrated potato products and Corn based extruded snacks. Company strengths: Hygiene, Standards, Automation, Investment in Human Resources, and Value chain collaborations. Partnership:The Company has for many years worked closely with Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, International Potato Center, and other potato stakeholders to develop processing potato varieties. In 2009, in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, KARI and CIP, the company facilitated potato contract farming with smallholder farmers in Bomet, district. FIELD TRIP 5 Potato Processing at Deepa Industries in Nairobi
  • 32. 30 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association AFRICAN POTATO ASSOCIATION CONGRESS 2013 Deepa Industries Ltd Visit Wednesday, 3 July 2013 Time Activity/presentation 13:00 Delegates depart from Naivasha 14:30 Arrival of delegates at Deepa Industries Ltd 14:40 Introduction by Mr. Navin, MD, Deep Industries Ltd 14:50 Briefing about Deepa Industries Ltd 15:10 Factory Visit 15:30 Wrap up and Departure to Sarova Stanley Hotel
  • 33. 319th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association AFRICANPOTATOASSOCIATIONCOUNCIL2011-2013 PositionNameOrganizationLocationwhereBasedEmailAddress PresidentDr.JanLowInternationalPotatoCenter-Sub SaharanAfrica/Kenya Kenyaj.low@cgiar.org VicePresidentProf.DrRamzeyEl-BedewyMinistryofAgriculture/ARC-EgyptEgyptr.el-bedewy@cgiar.org SecretaryJohnsonIrunguWaithakaMinistryofAgriculture-SubSaharan Africa/Kenya Kenyairungu_waithaka@yahoo.co.uk TreasurerMs.EmilyNdohoInternationalPotatoCenter-Sub SaharanAfrica/Kenya Kenyae.ndoho@cgiar.org NorthAfricaRepresentativeDr.NouriKhamassyInstitutNationaldeRecherche AgronomiquedeTunis(INRAT) Tunisiakhamassy.nouri@iresa.agrinet.tn RepresentativeEastAfricaMr.WachiraKaguongoNationalPotatoCouncilofKenyaKenyankaguongo@npck.org RepresentativeSouthernAfricaDr.FienieNiederwieserPotatoSouthAfricaSouthAfricafienie@potatoes.co.za RepresentativeWestAfricaDr.TedCareyInternationalPotatoCenter-Sub SaharanAfrica/Ghana Ghanae.carey@cgiar.org InternationalPotatoCenter Representative Dr.ElmarSchulte-GeldermanInternationalPotatoCenter-Sub SaharanAfrica/Kenya Kenyae.schulte.gerdermann@cgiar.org OutgoingPresidentMr.MarkDuPlessisPotatoSouthAfricaSouthAfricamduplessis@potatoes.co.za APA2013MAINLOCALORGANIZINGCOMMITTEE NameJobTittleCompany/OrganizationEmailAddress Dr.JanLowSPHILeader,SASHAProjectManagerInternationalPotatoCenter-SubSaharanAfrica/Kenyaj.low@cgiar.org WachiraKaguongoCEONationalPotatoCouncilofKenya(NPCK)nkaguongo@npck.org Dr.JohnsonIrunguWaithakaDirector-CropsManagementMinistryofAgricultureofKenya(MoA)irungu_waithaka@yahoo.co.uk Manypeoplecontributedtheirtimetomakingthis2013APAConferenceareality! APA2013ORGANIZERS
  • 34. 32 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association MainaMachangiPotatoDeskOfficerMinistryofAgriculturejosmaina@gmail.com GraceJ.ChirchirDeputyDirector-HorticultureDivisionMinistryofAgricultureofKenya(MoA)chirchirgrace@yahoo.com AllanMwekeInspector-AgriculturalOfficerKenyanPlantHealthInspectoryService(KEPHIS)amweke@kephis.org PhilipNdoloSweetpotatoNationalcoordinatorKenyaAgriculturalResearchInstitute(KARI)ndolophilip@yahoo.com Dr.LusikeWasilwaAssistantDirectorforHorticulturaland IndustrialCrops KenyaAgriculturalResearchInstitute(KARI)Lwasilwa@gmail.com,Lwasilwa@kari. org Dr.MosesNyongesaSeniorResearchOfficerKenyaAgriculturalResearchInstitute(KARI)nyongesa_moses@yahoo.co.uk Dr.NancyMwihakiNgangaSeniorResearchOfficerKenyaAgriculturalResearchInstitute(KARI)nganga.nm@gmail.com Prof.GladstoneMwangiKenjiDirector,LaboratoryandEnvironment Management JomoKenyattaUniversityofAgricultureandTechnology (JKUAT) mwakenji@agri.jkuat.ac.ke,gaston2@ yahoo.com AnneOnyangoDirectorofPolicyMinistryofAgricultureofKenya(MoA)annakinyi2008@yahoo.com JacksonMuchokiProgrammeOfficer-PrivatSector DevelopmentinAgriculture(PSDA) GIZ-PSDA/Kenya GladysNMaingiDeputyProgramManager-PrivatSector DevelopmentinAgriculture(PSDA) GIZ-PSDA/Kenyagladys.maingi@giz.de EmilyNdohoProjectAccountsManager-SASHAInternationalPotatoCenter-SubSaharanAfrica/Kenyae.ndoho@cgiar.org LukaWanjohiResearchInformationSystemsandData ManagementAssistant InternationalPotatoCenter-SubSaharanAfrica/Kenyal.wanjohi@cgiar.org Prof.JohnH.NderituProfessorandChairofNationalPotato Council MtKenyaUniversity-Kenyah.nderitu@mku.ac.ke GraceMueniNyaaMarketing&TradeManagerUSAID/KHCP-Kenyagnyaa@fintrac.com Mr.TimothyMwangiStandardsandComplianceManagerUSAID/KHCP-Kenyatimothy@fintrac.com Dr.ElmarSchulte-GeldermannPotatoResearchLeaderSubSaharan Africa InternationalPotatoCenter-SubSaharanAfrica/Kenyae.schulte-geldermann@cgiar.org EvaKirigoAPAsecretatriatNationalPotatoCouncilofKenyaevakirigo@npck.org CatherineWaithiraAPAsecretatriatNationalPotatoCouncilofKenyacwaithira@npck.org JohannaKroeschellAPA-CIP-LiaisonOfficerCIP/APAconsultantjohanna_kroeschell@gmx.net
  • 35. 339th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association APA2013LOCALSUB-COMMITTEES FINANCEANDMOBILIZATION NameJobTittleCompany/OrganizationEmailAddress Dr.JanLow**SPHILeader,SASHAProjectManagerInternationalPotatoCenter-SubSaharanAfrica/Kenyaj.low@cgiar.org Dr.WachiraKaguongo**CEONationalPotatoCouncilofKenyankaguongo@npck.org Dr.SongaWilsonAgriculturalSecretaryMinistryofAgricultureofKenya(MoA)agriculturesecretary@kilimo.go.ke Dr.IrunguWaitakaJohnsonDirector-CropsManagementMinistryofAgricultureofKenya(MoA)irungu_waithaka@yahoo.co.uk EmilyNdohoProjectAccountsManager-SASHAInternationalPotatoCenter-SubSaharanAfrica/Kenyae.ndoho@cgiar.org GladysNMaingiDeputyProgramManager-PrivatSector DevelopmentinAgriculture(PSDA) GIZ-PSDA/Kenyagladys.maingi@giz.de JohannaKroeschellAPA-CIP-LiaisonOfficerCIP/APAconsultantjohanna_kroeschell@gmx.net PROGRAMDEVELOPMENT NameJobTittleCompany/OrganizationEmailAddress Prof.JohnH.Nderitu**Professor+ChairofNPCKMt.KenyaUniversity+NationalPotatoCouncilh.nderitu@mku.ac.ke Dr.JanLowSPHILeader,SASHAProjectManagerInternationalPotatoCenter-SubSaharanAfrica/Kenyaj.low@cgiar.org Dr.LusikeWasilwaAssistantDirectorforHorticulturaland IndustrialCrops KenyaAgriculturalResearchInstitutewasilwa@gmail.com WachiraKaguongoCEONationalPotatoCouncilofKenyankaguongo@npck.org COMMUNICATIONANDWEBSITECONTENT NameJobTittleCompany/OrganizationEmailAddress NancyMwihakiNg’ang’a**SeniorResearchOfficerKenyaAgriculturalResearchInstitutenganga.nm@gmail.com MainaMachangiPotatoDeskOfficerMinistryofAgricultureofKenya(MoA)josmaina@gmail.com LukaWanjohiResearchInformationSystemsandData ManagementAssistant InternationalPotatoCenterl.wanjohi@cgiar.org
  • 36. 34 9th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association HildaMunyuaRegionalCommunication&Training Specialist InternationalPotatoCenter-SubSaharanAfrica/Kenyah.munyua@cgiar.org JohannaKroeschellAPA-CIP-LiaisonOfficerCIP/APAconsultantjohanna_kroeschell@gmx.net ABSTRACTREVIEW,PAPER&POSTERMANAGEMENT&PROCEEDINGS NameJobTittleCompany/OrganizationEmailAddress Dr.LusikeWasilwa**AssistantDirectorforHorticulturaland IndustrialCrops KenyaAgriculturalResearchInstitute(KARI)Lwasilwa@gmail.com,Lwasilwa@kari. org Dr.MosesNyongesaSeniorResearchOfficerKenyaAgriculturalResearchInstitute(KARI)nyongesa_moses@yahoo.co.uk Dr.CharlesLungahoCountryManagerPotatoProjectsInternationalPotatoCenter-Mozambiquelungahocs@yahoo.com LukaWanjohi,LukaResearchInformationSystemsandData ManagementOfficer InternationalPotatoCenter-SubSaharanAfrica/KenyaL.Wanjohi@cgiar.org LOGISTICSANDTECHNICALSUPPORT NameJobTittleCompany/OrganizationEmailAddress Prof.GladstoneMwangiKenji**AssociateproffessorJomoKenyattaUniversityofAgricultureandTechnologygaston2m@yahoo.com mwakenji@agri.jkuat.ac.ke Mr.RichardWamalwaSeniorAdministrativeAssistanceJomoKenyattaUniversityofAgricultureandTechnologyrwwanzala@yahoo.com rwwanzala@aa.jkuat.ac.ke GladysNMaingiDeputyProgramManagerGIZ-PSDA/Kenyagladys.maingi@giz.de DavidMaingiPotatoSeedGrowerNationalPotatoCouncilofKenyadkmaingi@yahoo.com JacksonMuchokiProgramOfficerGIZ-PSDA/Kenyajackson.muchoki@giz.de MosesWamalwaMamaSASHAProjectAgronomistInternationalPotatoCenterSubSaharanAfrica/KenyaM.M.Wamalwa@cgiar.org BruceOchiengPotatoResearchAssistantInternationalPotatoCenterSubSaharanAfrica/Kenyab.ochieng@cgiar.org DinahBorusPHDStudentUniversityofTazmaniaPHDStudentUniversityofTazmaniaDinah.Borus@utas.edu.au EmilyNdohoProjectAccountsManager-SASHAInternationalPotatoCenter-SubSaharanAfrica/Kenyae.ndoho@cgiar.org JohannaKroeschellAPA-CIP-LiaisonOfficerCIP/APAconsultantjohanna_kroeschell@gmx.net **Chairorco-chair
  • 37. 359th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association ABSTRACTS REVIEWED BY 1. Dr. Wellington Mulinge-Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 2. Mr.Joseph Kigamwa- Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service 3. Dr. Stephen Gichuki- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 4. Mr. David Kipkoech- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 5. Ms Nancy Ng’ang’a- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 6. Prof. Florence Olubayo- University of Nairobi 7. Mr. Wachira Kaguongo-National Potato Council of Kenya 8. Dr. George Chemining’wa- University of Nairobi 9. Dr. Margaret Hutchinson-University of Nairobi 10. Dr. Esther Kimani- Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service 11. Dr. Joyce Maling’a- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 12. Mr. John Onditi- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 13. Dr. Wafula Wasike- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 14. Dr. Ruth Amata- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 15. Dr. Rogers Kakuhenzire-International Potato Center (Tanzania) 16. Dr. Elmar Schulte-Geldermann-International Potato Center (Nairobi) 17. Dr. Jan Low-International Potato Center (Nairobi) 18. Mr. Simeon Komen-Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service 19. Prof. John Huria Nderitu-Mt. Kenya University 20. Dr. Moses Nyongesa- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 21. Dr. Muo Kasina- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 22. Dr. Lusike Wasilwa- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 23. Dr. George Ooko- University of Nairobi 24. Dr. Lawrence Mose- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 25. Dr. Charles Lung’aho-International Potato Center (Mozambique) 26. Mr. Philip Ndolo- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 27. Dr. Jane Ambuko-University of Nairobi 28. Dr. Catherine Taracha- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 29. Ms Miriam Otipa- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 30. Dr. Joseph Matofari-Egerton University 31. Prof. Gladstone Kenji-Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology PAPERS REVIEWED BY 1. Dr. George Chemining’wa- University of Nairobi 2. Dr. Catherine Taracha- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 3. Prof. Florence Olubayo- UoN- Entomology 4. Dr. Wanyama Masinde- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 5. Dr. George Ooko-University of Nairobi 6. Dr. Lusike Wasilwa- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 7. Dr. Moses Nyongesa- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 8. Ms Nancy Nganga- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 9. Dr. Muo Kasina- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 10. Ms Miriam Otipa- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 11. Dr. Charles Lung’aho-International Potato Center (Mozambique) 12. Dr. Joseph Kigamwa –Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service 13. Dr. Monica Parker International Potato Center (Nairobi) 14. Dr. Asrat Amele International Potato Center (Nairobi) 15. Dr. Dieudonne Harahagazwe International Potato Center (Nairobi) 16. Prof J H Ndeirtu-Mt. Kenya University 17. Dr. Antony Esilaba- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute 18. Dr. George Keya- Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
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