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Previous ArticleNext Article From lab to life: Making storable orange-fleshed sweetpotato purée a commercial reality

Research in Rwanda demonstrated that orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée (steamed, mashed roots) was an economically viable, vitamin A enhancing ingredient in baked products when the purée was produced and used in the same bakery. Having a storable, packaged OFSP purée produced by a firm to supply bakers is an alternative …
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Presentation 16: Sweetpotato value chain and the potential role for commercial fresh root storage in selected areas of Mozambique

SASHA has worked with NRI and SUSTAIN to carry out a commodity chain study in Mozambique. This study focuses on two provinces covered by SUSTAIN: Manica and Maputo. Its objectives are (a) to assess how sweetpotato can be placed in terms of consumers’ choice, (b) to describe and understand the …
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Presentation 13: Handling catch-22 situation between crop production and its agro-processing: Lessons from Western Kenya

Research for development organizations such as the International Potato Centre has been tasked to scale up adoption of proven technologies including crop varieties as well as develop sustainable value chains. While this approach has the potential to increase production, home utilization and commercialization, questions on which segment of the value …
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Presentation 9: Scaling out potato and sweetpotato interventions in SNNPR and Tigray Ethiopia Product Development Ethiopia

This presentation documents a project set to scale out potato and sweetpotato interventions in Ethiopia. The main focus being to improved food and nutrition security among vulnerable households with young children in Tigray and SNNPR through increased production and consumption of micronutrient-rich sweetpotato and potato varieties as part of diversified …
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Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition in Malawi (SUSTAIN)

This flyer outlines the progress made towards achieving the objectives of the SUSTAIN project in Mozambique from June 2014 to July 2015. SUSTAIN is a 5-year partnership (2013-2018), coordinated by CIP and financed by the UK Department for International Development, to scale up the nutrition benefits of biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato …
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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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Presentation: Sweetpotato research at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI)

NRI has worked on sweetpotato for several decades. Andrew Westby presented the ongoing work. The electronic sweetpotato is a device that resembles a sweetpotato and has a sensor that is supposed to look at where the damage occurs during marketing.  He also shared experiences of OFSP Marketing in Mozambique and …
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Presentation: Kenedougou sweetpotato value chain and market analysis

The value chain and market analysis has the objective to analyse sweet potato market opportunities in Burkina Faso and describe its value chain in order to promote orange fleshed varieties under the framework of the project: jumpstarting orange fleshed sweetpotato in west Africa through diversified markets. The study was both …
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