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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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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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Flyer: The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Nigeria (2011-2014)

Nigeria is the second largest sweetpotato producing country in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with annual production estimated at 3.9 million metric tons per year. Sweetpotato is grown in all 36 states, with significant production in each of the six geo-political regions, with around a third of total production concentrated in the …
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Flyer: The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Tanzania (2011-2014)

RAC has strengthened the capacity of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) as well as that of 15 national facilitators to conduct training of trainers (ToT) courses on sweetpotato. A total of 76 secondary trainers and 2,899 tertiary trainers and farmers have been trained.
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BATATA DOCE material de plantio SISTEMA TRIPLO S

The following brochure illustrates how to use the Triple S system for conservation of sweetpotato planting material. It is written in Portuguese, but is also available in English.
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