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An Orphan Crop, The Orange-Fleshed Sweet potato, in West Africa: Can We Reposition it?

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) was not an important crop in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, West Africa, in the past decades. An effort has been made to reposition the sweet potato crop in West Africa. Orange-Fleshed Sweet potato (OFSP) cultivar was used as an entry point while properly designing …
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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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