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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 …

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SPHI 2017 Contests Status

contest 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 …

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LEADING BY EXAMPLE

By:Wells Kumwenda, Edward Chibambo and David Matiya. Mrs. Stelia James is a lead farmer in Group Village Headman Chimwabvi, Traditional Authority Maganga in Salima district. She is married to Kilison James and the family has 7 children (4Male & 3Female). The first born is 21yrs old and the last born …

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Lack of certified sweet potato

Uganda’s sweet potato production has reduced from 2.8 million tonnes in 2010 to 1.8 million tonnes. Sweet potato is one of the root crops that can shield a family from starvation during dry spells. They are hardly affected by the dry spell and can be cultivated with minimal inputs. These …

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Seed system needed for raising sweet potato yields

Seed system needed for raising sweet potato yields By Esther Nakkazi [KAMPALA] African countries need to standardise sweet potato’s seed systems to help farmers gain maximum yields and incomes from the crop, a meeting has heard. The meeting, known as the 7th Sweetpotato Seed Systems Community of Practice Consultation, was …

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