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SPHI Brief 2016: Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato on the Home Grown School Feeding Menu in Nigeria and Ghana

Sweetpotato for health and wealth in Nigeria and Jumpstarting OFSP in West Africa for diversified markets are two projects that out of the search for OFSP demand in the formal sector, conceived  inclusion in the school feeding menu. This brief presents a report of the approach and achievements of strategies …
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Cassava Seed Tracker

Cassava Seed Tracker

This is a file about the concept and key features on the Cassava Seed Tracker. The tracker is for knowledge generation on pests and pathogens, developing tools and technologies for better understanding and monitoring of pests and pathogens, and capacity development and technology transfer.
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RAC Achievements Flyer_Nigeria_Sept 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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OFSP Situation Analysis Report_Nigeria

The situation analysis examined the literature and information from both primary and secondary sources on sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) and orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in three north central geopolitical zones of Nigeria, namely Benue, Kwara and Nasarawa States . The broad objective of this situation analysis was to provide clear understanding of …
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Poster: Growth and yield responses of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties to propagules sources in rainforest and savannah zones of Nigeria

In Nigeria, many farmers use planting material from previous seasons. As it is a vegetatively propagated crop, sweetpotato vine cuttings are prone to disease and pest buildup which is transferred from one generation to the next resulting in low yield (6-7ton/ha) in farmers field. This poster depicts a field trial …
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Poster: Jumpstarting OFSP in school menus: Intricacies of a single market and indications of a baseline study

School feeding in Nigeria provides a variety of meals (including OFSP) to pupils, as a mean to fight against vitamin A deficiency. In addition, it provides income to caterers & farmers. Even though OFSP is highly accepted by pupils and stakeholders, developing other markets is necessary  so as to absorb …
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Presentation 18: Transformation of OFSP vines to Pottage: The case of SchoolFeeding in Osun State, Nigeria

The adoption of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in Osun state, Nigeria is reported to have transformed thousands of households. This presentation reports mainly about the school feeding programs in Nigeria. This program was perceived as an outlet for creating demand for OFSP. The main outcomes include increased acceptability of OFSP pottage, …
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