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Orange-fleshed sweetpotato experience highlighted at 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town, South Africa

  Written by Dr. Jan Low One of the Global Challenges being addressed at the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security, held 3rd -6th December, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, was how sustainable agriculture could serve the foundation of food security and exploit its potential to secure livelihoods. …

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Presentation 12: Low-Cost Technologies for Value Addition of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato by Smallholder Farmers in Western Kenya

Francis O. Wayua,1* Michael Akhwale and Tabitha Ojuodhi   1 Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, Non-Ruminant Research Institute, P. O. Box 169-50100, Kakamega, Kenya. Tel. +254-710-629683; +254-738-986220. Email: fwayua@yahoo.co.uk; Francis.Obuoro@kalro.org (*Corresponding author)   Paper submitted to the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health (SPH) – Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Marketing, Processing …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Better Potato for a Better Life: Reducing Food Insecurity and Dependence on Cereals in Amhara Oromia, Tigray and SNNP regions of Ethiopia

This brief outlines the work done to achieve the goal of enhanced rural incomes, food security and nutrition in four regions of Ethiopia through resilient and profitable potato and swetpotato value chains. It describes the progress made between June 2015 and July 20156in implementing activities that are geared towards increasing …
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APA Poster: Contribution of sweetpotato for food and nutrition security in Madagascar

This poster was presented during the African Potato Association (APA) 2016 in Addis Ababa. Since 1990, FIFAMANOR has worked on sweet potato research and extension in order to improve the food and nutrient security. The objective is to identify high yielding variety, adapted to the agro-ecological condition, resistant to the biotic …
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Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS) for Measurement of Household Food Access: Indicator Guide

In light of the need to build consensus on household food access impact indicators, two strategic objective level indicators of household food access – HDDS and months of inadequate household food provisioning (MIHFP) – were identified during the development of USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP)’s FY05-08 strategy, through …
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Presentation 9: Scaling out potato and sweetpotato interventions in SNNPR and Tigray Ethiopia Product Development Ethiopia

This presentation documents a project set to scale out potato and sweetpotato interventions in Ethiopia. The main focus being to improved food and nutrition security among vulnerable households with young children in Tigray and SNNPR through increased production and consumption of micronutrient-rich sweetpotato and potato varieties as part of diversified …
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