Exclusive Interview with Robert Mwanga, 2016 World Food Prize Co-Recipient

Published on:

November 15, 2016

Community of Practice:

East & Southern Africa

Robert Mwanga, a CCRP grantee from 1994-2009, was one of four co-recipients of the 2016 World Food Prize. Dr. Mwanga and his colleagues at Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organization developed more than 20 sweetpotato varieties, many of which were biofortified with vitamin A. A scientific summary of the Sweetpotato Projects can be found at http://www. ccrp. org/projects/sweetpotato-breeding. Read more about Dr. Mwanga’s work in this special interview feature.