Spirit Newsletter nº22 / September 2017

Date: 12 October 2017

Related Project: Strengthening the capacities for fostering innovation along potato value chains in East Africa


Last month the closed ACP S&T II project SPIRIT launched new documents in the resources section of the Spirit portal. Especially, a guide to EU funding which guides the user through the European Union funding opportunities under the multiannual financial framework 2014-2020.

Moreover, experts in potato breeding and research have identified Eastern Province of Rwanda as a potential alternative for clean potato seed production. Senkesha Ntizo, an agronomist at RAB, said that although the northern and western parts of the country have been taken to be the most suitable areas for growing potato, there is need to utilise the east for production of more clean and quality seed of potato.

New topics were added to our LinkedIn group this month. Check out and join at East Africa Potato Value Chain!

Next 23th-25th October, the International Conference Sustainable Energy for Africa will be held in Brussels, Belgium. In about 40 lectures and poster presentations the conference will treat the following three topics: 1-Energy is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; 2-Energy mix: towards robust, equitable and socially acceptable energy systems; and 3-Research, innovation and education in support of sustainable energy policies.

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