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Workshop Report of the OFSP Stakeholders meeting_Accra Ghana December 17-18_2012

The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project, a partnership between the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI), hosted the workshop “Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Ghana.” With the objective of developing a common understanding among participants of the benefits of OFSP activities in …
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Workshop Report of the OFSP Stakeholders meeting_Accra Ghana December 17-18_2012

The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project, a partnership between the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI), hosted the workshop “Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Ghana.” With the objective of developing a common understanding among participants of the benefits of OFSP activities in …
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Presentation 22: Utilization of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato in Teff-Based Complementary Foods Improved Vitamin A Composition

Mesfin W. Tenagashaw1, 2*, Glaston M. Kenji1, Eneyew T. Melaku3, Susanne Huyskens-Keil4, John N. Kinyuru1 1Department of Food Science and Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. *2Faculty of Chemical and Food Engineering, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. 3Department of Food …
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Presentation 20: Stability of β-carotene during baking of orange-fleshed sweet potato-wheat composite bread and estimated contribution to vitamin A requirements

Madjaliwa Nzamwita 1*, Kwaku Gyebi Duodu 2, Amanda Minnaar 2 1 Postharvest and Nutrition Program, Rwanda Agriculture Board, P.O. Box 138 Huye-Rwanda: Email: madjaliwa@yahoo.fr 2 Department of Food Science, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, Pretoria 0028, South Africa. Email: gyebi.duodu@up.ac.za *Corresponding author: …
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EVIDENCE REPORT No 127: Reducing Hunger and Undernutrition

This case study examines the outcomes if interventions in Tanzania that have promoted the production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) – a biofortified crop with the objective of reducing vitamin A deficiencies. The report contributes to policy efforts to promote nutrition-sensitive agriculture by providing lessons for the introduction …
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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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Orange-fleshed sweet potato-based infant food is a better source of dietary vitamin A than a maize– legume blend as complementary food

Background: White maize, which is widely used for complementary feeding and is seldom fortified at the household level, may be associated with the high prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among infants in low-income countries. Objective: The nutrient composition of complementary foods based on orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) and cream-fleshed sweet …
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