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In vitro iron bioaccessibility and uptake from orange-fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) clones grown in Peru

Research to evaluate the potential of sweet potato to alleviate iron deficiency in affected human populations in developing countries is scarce. To partly fill this gap, we evaluated the bioaccessibility of iron in six sweet potato clones grown in two Peruvian environments, Satipo and San Ramon, following an in vitro …
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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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The Inheritance of Yield Components and Beta Carotene Content in Sweet Potato

Analysis of the gene action exhibited by an agronomic trait in crop plants is useful in the planning of an effective plant breeding program. This study sought to establish the inheritance variance of root yield components and beta carotene content present in sweet potato clones commonly grown in Kenya. Ten …
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Structure of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) diversity in West Africa covaries with a climatic gradient

Sub-Saharan agriculture has been identified as vulnerable to ongoing climate change. Adaptation of agriculture has been suggested as a way to maintain productivity. Better knowledge of intra-specific diversity of varieties is prerequisites for the successful management of such adaptation. Among crops, root and tubers play important roles in food security …
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Plant growth and yield stability of orange fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) genotypes in three agro-ecological zones of Malawi

An on-farm study was conducted to evaluate plant growth, tuber yield and stability of orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) genotypes in three agro-ecological zones of Malawi. The study sites were Maseya in Chikhwawa District representing low altitude areas with hot climate; Bunda in Lilongwe District representing medium altitude with warm …
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Social and Economic Impact of SASHA Project to the Population Livelihoods in Muhanga District: Case study of SHyogwe sector (2011-2014)

Sweet potato has been grown and constituted one of the staple foodstuffs in Rwanda for decades. It is used as foodstuff and fodder for animal. Its tuberous root and leaves are most important for food while vine cuttings are used for cultivation. In Rwanda several varieties are grown, the traditionally …
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Diversity analysis of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam) germplasm from Burkina Faso using morphological and simple sequence repeats markers

Collecting and characterizing plant material is a basic component of crop improvement, and diversity has long been seen as vital for rational management and use of crops. Thirty (30) morphological characters and thirty (30) simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers were used to assess the diversity among 112 sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas …
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Complementary food blends and malnutrition among infants in Ghana: A review and a proposed solution

Widespread malnutrition among Ghanaian infants could be attributed to unfortified plant-based complementary foods commonly used at the household level. This review summarizes the publications on the development of complementary food blends and intervention trials aimed at improving the nutritional status of Ghanaian infants. The complementary food blends are cereal-based which …
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