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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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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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SPHI Brief 2015: Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato on the Home Grown School Feeding Menu in Nigeria

Sweetpotato for health and wealth in Nigeria and Jumpstarting OFSP in West Africa for diversified markets are two projects that focus on development of the value chain for health and wealth of the rural households in Nigeria, working in Osun and Kwara states. Out of search for OFSP demand at …
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Presentation: Scaling out sweetpotato and potato-led interventions to improve nutrition and food security in Tigray and SNNPR, Ethiopia

Ethiopia is experiencing food insecurity and malnutrition, population pressure as well as effects of climate change. All these are indicators of need for new approaches such as production of nutrient rich root and tuber crops for instance potato and orange sweetpotato (OFSP) to avert over reliance on grains. This presentation …
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Presentation: Orange-fleshed sweetpotato in the school feeding program of Osun state, Nigeria: conception, inception and inclusion

This presentation is described by the abstract below:     The International Potato Center through its OFSP value chain projects in Nigeria conceived demand creation for the crop to improve health of the pupils and wealth of the people through inclusion in the existing school feeding program of Osun state. Two …
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Beta-carotene–rich orange-fleshed sweet potato improves the vitamin A status of primary school children assessed with the modified-relative-dose-response test1–3

Background: -Carotene–rich orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) is an excellent source of provitamin A. In many developing countries, sweet potato is a secondary staple food and may play a role in controlling vitamin A deficiency. Objective: The objective was to determine the efficacy of daily consumption of boiled and mashed OFSP …
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