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SASHA Brief 15: Celebrating Science and Biofortification

The Community of Practice (CoP) participants joined in celebrating the 2016 World Food Prize recognition of biofortification. The 7th annual SPHI technical meeting aligned with the 10th Triennial African Potato Association Conference in Addis Ababa and CIP’s 45th Anniversary to maximize participation. SPHI’s Membership continues to expand .
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BNFB Brief- Vipando Vinne Vya Viazi Lishe Marando ya Dhahabu.

Bw. Julius Kayongola ambaye ni mkulima wa kijiji cha Ilindi alisimulia safari aliyopita hadi kuwa mzalishaji wa kuaminika wa viazi lishe na marando yake. Mwezi Desemba, 2015 mkulima huyu, alikuwa mmoja wa wanufaika wa mafunzo ya uzalishaji wa mbegu na marando ya viazi lishe yaliyoandaliwa na Kituo cha Utafiti wa …
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BNFB Brief- Facts on Biofortification

Biofortification is the process of increasing nutritional value of food crops by increasing the density of vitamins and minerals in a crop through either conventional plant breeding; agronomic practices or biotechnology. Biofortification is one solution among many interventions that are needed to solve the complex problem of micronutrient malnutrition.Approaches range …
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Implementation of Multiple Irish Aid-Funded Orange Flesh Sweet Potato Projects

Biofortification of sweetpotatoes is a promising and sustainable agricultural approach to reduce vitamin A deficiency (VAD), particularly in remote areas where individuals have limited access to commercial markets and mainly rely on household-produced crops. Due to its large genetic variability, its favorable growing characteristics, and the high consumption in remote …
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Biofortification, Crop Adoption, and Health Information: Impact Pathways in Mozambique and Uganda

Biofortification, breeding staple food crops to be dense sources of essential micronutrients, is fast emerging as a strategy to fight micronutrient malnutrition. Large-scale biofortification investments are being made in several developing countries, but until recently little rigorous evidence about the impact of these investments has been available. In this paper, …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Integrating Orange – for higher sweetpotato production in the Eastern province of Zambia

Sweetpotato is a critical food security crop in the Eastern province of Zambia. It supplements maize and cassava and serves as a stand-by when other staples fail due to drought or disease. This potential is compromised by lack of sufficient and timely access to disease free or ‘‘clean’’ planting material. …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Mitigando desastres em Moçambique

Mozambique experienced severe drought in Southern and Central regions affecting over 92,000 household. The international Potato Center (CIP) via Mozambique government request, developed disseminating strategy for the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in affected regions. This initiative aimed to provide the household with drought-resistant varieties, pro-vitamin A rich OFSP. Working closely with …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Mitigating disaster in Mozambique

Mozambique experienced severe drought in Southern and Central regions affecting over 92,000 household. The international Potato Center (CIP) via Mozambique government request, developed disseminating strategy for the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in affected regions. This initiative aimed to provide the household with drought-resistant varieties, pro-vitamin A rich OFSP. Working closely with …
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