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Promotion of sustainable sweetpotato production and post-harvest management through farmer field schools in East Africa

sustainable sweetpotato production

This document is about promotion of sustainable sweetpotato production and post-harvest management through farmer field schools in East Africa. The project purpose was specifically to increase the returns from sweetpotato enterprise through improved production and post-harvest management by east African smallholders. This feeds into the more general purpose given by …
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Presentation 10: Comparison of postharvest handling methods on the quality and shelf-life characteristics of OFSP roots intended for processing into puree

The shelf-life of fresh sweetpotato roots can be improved through avoidance of damage incurred during harvesting and postharvest handling and transport. As fresh orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) roots start to be processed into nutritionally enriched products, more attention needs to focus on the supply of high quality roots to processors. A …
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Presentation: Packhouse and marketing

Jacobus Risseeuw runs a commercial sweetpotato production business called Risseeuw Boerdery in Limpopo South Africa. Based on his experience, he outlined the principles of running a successful business, and then shared his experiences and factors that influence successful sweetpotato production. This included an outline of all the stages that are …
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Presentation: Commercial sweetpotato production methods in South Africa

Jacobus Risseeuw runs a commercial sweetpotato production business called Risseeuw Boerdery in Limpopo South Africa. Based on his experience, he outlined the principles of running a successful business, and then shared his experiences and factors that influence successful sweetpotato production. This included an outline of all the stages that are …
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SPHI Brief 2014: Improved Curing for Improved Shelf-life

Sweetpotato roots are classified perishable as they do not store easily as grain crops. Major factors to this include poor handling that significantly reduces the harvest ‘shelf-life’. An approach considered sustainable to poor farmers is curing. This is commonly used to heal wounds in the outer layer, protecting them against …
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Damage to storage roots by insect pests

Damage to sweetpotato storage roots by insect pests, even when it occurs before harvest, can be considered a post-harvest problem. It reduces both the nutritional and economic value of the storage roots thus reducing the shelf life. This chapter describes the insect pests that damage these storage roots. Additionally, two …
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