When, Where and How will Tropical Root and Tuber Crops Lead the Next Agri-Food Revolution

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Wednesday, October 24 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
BIOFORTIFICATION: Are we solving malnutrition? How to improve nutrition and health through roots and tuber biofortification.

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Chairs, Co-Chairs and Speakers
avatar for Daniel Alvarez

Daniel Alvarez

Food Science and Nutrition Researcher, HarvestPlus
I'm a scientist with a great interest in International Development, working at HarvestPlus based at CIAT for biofortification, a strategy which improves the nutritional value of staple crops to defeat malnutrition.
avatar for Meike Andersson

Meike Andersson

Senior Researcher Crop Development, HarvestPlus

Maria Andrade

Senior Sweetpotato Breeder for SSA & Asia, International Potato Center (CIP)

Chiedozie Egesi

Project Director, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA

Thomas zum Felde

Researcher, International Potato Center (CIP)
avatar for Apollin Fotso

Apollin Fotso

Visiting Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
Entomologist by Training, looking at the interaction between Cassava genotypes and pests and diseases

Frederick Grant

Country Manager (Tanzania) and Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA

Paul Ilona

Country Manager, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA

Isata Kamanda

Cassava Breeder Biotechnologist, Njala Agricultural Research Center
Isata kamanda a cassava breeder and biotechnologist responsible for the development , advancement and deployment of biofortified cassava with farmers preferred traits to communities whose consumption heavily relies on cassava as a major staple.
avatar for Jan Low

Jan Low

Principal Scientist, International Potato Center (CIP)
Jan Low is a principal scientist with the International Potato Center (CIP), based in Nairobi, Kenya.  During the past decade, she managed the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) research project and co-led the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative... Read More →

Alexandre Mello

Researcher, Embrapa Vegetables

Tawanda Muzhingi

Regional Food Scientist, International Potato Center (CIP)

Damien Njoku

Research Scientist, National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike

Elizabeth Parks

Breeder, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA
avatar for Matilda Steiner-Asiedu

Matilda Steiner-Asiedu