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Presentation 2: Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato storage, processing and local recipes for improved nutrition in Burkina Faso

Marcellin Ouedraogo1, Regina Khassanova1, Anne Berton-Rafael2, Stella Nordhagen2, Tom van Mourik2 1 Helen Keller International, Burkina Faso, Rue Ganga, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2 Helen Keller International, Regional Office for Africa, Dakar, Senegal, e-mail: tvanmourik@hki.org   ABSTRACT   Eastern Burkina Faso has high levels of malnutrition: wasting and stunting prevalence are …
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RAC Brief 2013: Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project

An overall challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa is that, governments are inadequately aware about the extent of the vitamin A problem and the potential of vitamin A rich orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) to contribute to its solutions. Additionally, organizations that do want to work on sweetpotato often lack adequate technical knowledge. This …
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Presentation: Kenedougou sweetpotato value chain and market analysis

The value chain and market analysis has the objective to analyse sweet potato market opportunities in Burkina Faso and describe its value chain in order to promote orange fleshed varieties under the framework of the project: jumpstarting orange fleshed sweetpotato in west Africa through diversified markets. The study was both …
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POSTER: OFSP PROGENIES RESPONSES TO DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS IN BURKINA FASO

The poster outlines how ggenenotype by Environment (GxE) interaction analysis has helped to select varieties combining good yield, high beta-carotene content and acceptable dry matter content. However, in Burkina Faso, most of the OFSP varieties introduced failed to adapt. In a country where VAD among children under five and their …
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BREEDING FOR ENHANCED BETACAROTENE CONTENT OF SWEETPOTATO IN BURKINA FASO

This presentation highlights the fact that sweetpotato is rapidly being recognized for food security in Burkina Faso, where it is a staple crop in rural areas and a cash crop within urban centres. Despite its significance, production in Burkina Faso is low compared to other food crops. This low productivity …
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