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Fighting Iron Deficiency-New Improved High-iron and Zinc Beans Released in Tanzania

The high-iron beans are a special type of conventionally bred biofortified beans that contain high levels of iron and zinc. Biofortification enhances the nutritional value of staple food crops by increasing the density of vitamins and minerals in a crop through either conventional plant breeding, agronomic practices or biotechnology. Examples …
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Protecting Sweetpotato Planting Material from Viruses using Insect Proof Net Tunnels

One of the major yield-limiting factors in sweetpotato production is the lack of clean planting material owing to infection by sweet potato virus disease (SPVD). Viruses are spread by insect vectors such as whiteflies and aphids and they build up over time in the plants, reducing yields with each season. …
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RAC Project Achievements_Overall_Sept 2014

This project has successfully tested innovative approaches to generate investment, reach policy makers, and train advocates and implementers concerning a new technology that links agriculture and nutrition, orangefleshed sweetpotato.
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Training of trainers at Sokoine University of Agriculture

This brochure is about a training of trainers (ToT) which Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), in partnership with Sugarcane Research Institute (SRI-Kibaha) and the Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) will be conducting. The ToT course is designed to provide the participants with the skills and knowledge to train others on …
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RAC Project Achievements_Overall_Sept 2014

This project has successfully tested innovative approaches to generate investment, reach policy makers, and train advocates and implementers concerning a new technology that links agriculture and nutrition, orangefleshed sweetpotato.
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Training of Trainers at Sokoine University-Course Brochure

This course brochure is about a Training of Trainers (ToT) course at at Sokoine University. In partnership with Sugarcane Research Institute (SRI-Kibaha) and the Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) project, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) seeks to build the capacity of public sector Extension; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), private sector and …
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Flyer: Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) Project

This flier highlights A ‘food basket’ approach for scaling-Up Biofortified Crops and enhancing Nutrition Security in Africa.   The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished. They suffer multiple nutrient deficiencies because they do not consume enough micronutrients …
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