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Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Purée for Bakery Application in Kenya

Bakery Application - Tuskys

Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Puree for Bakery Application in Kenya is a poster presentation done by Temesgen Bocher of Internatioal Potato Center during the Integrated Nutrition Conference held between November 14 and 16, with the focus of responding with the private sector for greater nutrition impact.    Given the current price of sweetpotato …
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Field Experiments in Development Economics

There is a long tradition in development economics of collecting original data to test specific hypotheses. Over the last 10 years, this tradition has merged with an expertise in setting up randomized field experiments, resulting in an increasingly large number of studies where an original experiment has been set up …
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A low-cost medium for sweetpotato micropropagation

Tissue culture has not been optimised in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam) propagation due to high costs. With an aim of producing affordable disease-free seedlings, a low cost medium was developed and used to regenerate two sweet potato varieties (KEMB 36 and Tainung). The conventional sources of MS nutrients were substituted …
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Development and transfer of processing technologies for fruity food products from sweet potato

In an attempt to increase the economic value of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), the starchy roots have been processed into fruity-food products. The formulated fruity sweet potato products have similar appearances, tastes, and nutrient contents, but had higher vitamin A levels when compared with other processed fruit and vegetable products. …
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Development of sweet potato-soybean blend, an alternative to maize-legume mix as complementary food for infants in Ghana

Background: The composition of the foods given to infants and young children in Ghana significantly contributes to the prevalence of malnutrition. Currently, a better option may be Weanmix (maize-soyabean-groundnut blend) designed to be processed as industrial- or household-level complementary food. Weanmix has adequate protein and energy densities, but is high …
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The potential impact of orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes on vitamin A intake in Sub-Saharan Africa

A recent ex ante impact assessment indicates that orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes can make a major contribution to alleviating vitamin A malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Replacing the white-fleshed varieties now grown by farmers with new high ß-carotene cultivars that meet local preferences would benefit an estimated 50 million children under age 6 …
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Variation in micronutrient content of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties grown in different environments

Field experiments were conducted at three locations in Zambia to characterize 15 sweetpotato varieties for tuber yield and micro-nutrient content. Location and variety had significant effect on tuber yield. Marketable yield ranged from 5.22 – 9.69 t/ha with variety Kakamega recording the least yield. AMMI analysis also indicated significant effects …
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