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Newly Launched Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Platform to Fight Hidden Hunger in Nigeria

Micronutrient malnutrition; commonly referred to as hidden hunger because the symptoms are not always visible; is characterized by chronic deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) such as vitamin A, iron and zinc. In Nigeria, 30% of preschool aged children are deficient in vitamin A, while 36% of children under 5 are stunted. Vitamin A …

International Potato Center scales up for more potato varieties in Rwanda

By Donata Kiiza & Aime Ndayisenga Having had a successful story in promoting the Orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Rwanda, International Potato Centrer (CIP) is pushing to see how to breed more potato varieties, making Rwanda the leading potato hub across the region. This was discussed on Friday, August 11 when CIP and Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) …

Vines for Rains: providing healthy sweetpotato planting material to farmers in Mozambique

Vines for Rains: providing healthy sweetpotato planting material to farmers in Mozambique In November 2012, Irish Aid funded the Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato for Niassa, project, which is led by International |Potato Center (CIP). Through this 4-year initiative, governmental and non-governmental partners quickly recognized the pivotal role that Decentralized Vine Multipliers (DVMs) could play in multiplying …

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SPHI 2017 Contests Status

The 8th annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) meeting that brings together a variety of projects+ is almost here with us. The meeting will be held from 24th through to 27th September 2017 at the Ramada Resort in Dar-es-Salaam. This year, SPHI has a variety of contests that offered participants a chance to win an …

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