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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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Presentation: Factors affecting women’s participation in sweetpotato markets for vines, fresh roots and processed products in Malawi

This paper examines the commercialization of sweetpotato vines, sweet potato fresh root markets and marketing of sweet potato processed products in Malawi from a gender perspective. The purpose is to understand gender related opportunities and obstacles related to taking advantage of potential gains from commercialization of the sweet potato chain …
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Presentation: Performance of the OFSP chain in Mukono District, Uganda

Sweetpotato (Ipomeabatatas. (L.) Lam.) is a versatile nutritious crop widely grown by smallholder farmers in Uganda. The Orange-fleshed varieties (OFSP) are an important cheap source of beta carotene, a Vitamin A precursor which can combat Vitamin A Deficiency. A number of initiatives have thus been made to popularize its production …
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Presentation: Rwanda Super Foods Project: Key findings from the endline survey

Kirimi Sindi made a presentation on the Rwanda Super Foods project, which was a four-year proof-of-concept project implemented in Gakenke, Rulindo, Muhanga and Kamonyi districts of Rwanda with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This presentation focused specifically on the findings of the endline survey of the …
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Poster: Performance of the orange fleshed fleshed sweetpotato chain in Mukono district, Uganda

Sweetpotato (Ipomea batatas, (L) Lam) is a versatile crop grown for food and income in East and Central Africa. The beta-carotene rich orange fleshed varieties are known to combat vitamin A deficiency. This flyer provides an overview of OFSP performance dynamics in Uganda. Uncoordinated activities and limited trust were major …
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SASHA Brief 2014: Empowering Rwandan Women through the Rwanda Sweetpotato Super Foods Project

The Rwanda Sweetpotato Super Foods Project is assessing the relative efficiency of sweetpotato product value chains and their potential to increase farmer income, especially for women farmers who dominate sweetpotato production in Rwanda. Income wise, there were greater benefits from personal plots than group plots, but women saw groups as …
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Presentation: Rwanda Super Foods Project

The Rwanda super food project was started to develop, compare and evaluate efficiency of sweetpotato products value chain. Further, to re-position white and orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) while increasing their potential to raise farmer income in the rural, urban and semi-urban consumer markets. This presentation, documents the informal seed systems …
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Development of High Value Sweetpotato Products Value Chain in Rwanda

In Rwanda, the following are some of the sweet potato production constraints; Food security perspective and not commercial perspective Roots are highly perishable perishable and in -ground storage storage is limited Lack of info on commodity-specific techniques Available equipment is inadequate.
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