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Effective Marketing Strategies for Sweetpotato Seed

  The second edition in this blog series for by scientists from the International Potato Center (CIP) and the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) explores effective marketing strategies for sweetpotato seed. The sustainable production of Early Generation Seed (which includes pre-basic/foundation seed and basic seed) is one bottleneck to increasing the availability …

OFSP Vine and Root Farming is a Worthwhile Business Venture

Five years after deciding to venture into Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) farming, Festo Mashuda is a happy man and a renowned OFSP vine multiplier in the Coastal region of Tanzania.  Mashuda’s story begun in September 2013 when he came across an agricultural excerpt in a local daily that highlighted the nutritional benefits of OFSP …

The Monitoring Learning and Evaluation Community of Practice (MLE CoP) Holds its Annual Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

  The MLE CoP, founded in 2015 by the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA), brings together M&E staff from CIP and partners that are members of the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative platform. The CoP was founded to spearhead the harmonization of monitoring data collection across project and partners, and …

Empowering women in Rwanda through Orange-fleshed sweetpotato farming

By Donata Kiiza As a housewife, Francine was always dissatisfied with her worth. She always dreamed of doing more than she was doing at home and becoming an active member of her community.   “I felt like I was not useful in my marriage. I wanted to be more productive with my life,” she explained. In …


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