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Presentation 13: Lessons learnt on OFSP value chain development in SSA, and opportunities for scaling up

Tawanda Muzhingi1, and Antonio Magnaghi2   Food and Nutritional Evaluation Laboratory (FANEL), Nutrition Platform at the Biosciences for east and central Africa (BecA), ILRI Hub, CIP-SSA Regional Office, Old Naivasha Road, Nairobi, Kenya. muzhingi@cgiar.org +254718608534 Euro-Ingredients Limited, Corner Commercial and Enterprise Avenue, Industrial area, Nairobi, Kenya. antonio@euroingredients.net   Background: Orange …
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Using quantitative tools to measure gender differences within value chains

This last chapter of the book by Lucia Madrigal and Maximo Torero, covers the use of quantitative tools to measure gender differences within value chains. The chapter begins by begging the question, why is qualitative analysis needed and what can it do? It then analyses the quantitative tools to help understand …
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Multistakeholder platforms for linking small farmers to value chains: evidence from the Andes

This eighth chapter of the book, that covers the Multistakeholder platforms for linking small farmers to value chains, begins with a literature review and theoretic framework before comparing three platforms; Andino Boliviana (ANDIBOL) in Bolivia; Cadenas Agrícolas Productivas de Calidad (CAPAC) in Peru; and the Chimborazo platform in Ecuador. The chapter …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Scaling out sweetpotato and potato-led interventions to improve nutrition and food security in Tigray and SNNPR, Ethiopia

This  is a brief of the ‘Scaling out sweetpotato and potato-led interventions to improve nutrition and food security in Tigray and SNNPR’ project, which is  being implemented in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) and the Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia. At present, the project covers …
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Report: Proceedings of the Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice (MPU CoP) Meeting held in Kunduchi Beach Hotel, Dar-es-Salaam. March 14-16 2016.

The Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice (CoP) met on 14 and 16 March 2016 in Kunduchi Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam. The CoP brings together professionals working on all levels of the sweetpotato value chain, as well as private sector players who are innovating processing and utilization of …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Gender dimensions of sweetpotato production and consumption in Rwanda

This brief discuss gender dimensions in sweetpotato production. case study Rwanda. Brielfy, the Rwanda Super Foods Project sought to assess the relative efficiency of sweetpotato product value chains and their potential to increase farmer income and equity. Overall observation is that in many countries, when a crop is commercialized, men become …
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Scaling Up Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) in Mozambique

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 (OFSP). The goal is to reach 1.2 million households with under-5 year old children in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Rwanda. SUSTAIN supports …
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Presentation: Integrating orange in Zambia: farmer to farmer linkages to sustain access to a vitamin A rich food that earns income

This presentation is described by the following abstract   1Chipungu FP, Chiona M, 1Mueller EE, 1Low J, 3Mudenda MS, 1Mwansa S, 3Mulundu M, 3Mudenda S, 1Heck S and 3Chikubi A 1International Potato Centre, SSA, Zambia Agricultural Research Institute 2Mansa and 3Msekera In 2011, the International Potato Center (CIP) in collaboration …
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