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SGA progress review: presentation 9: ZARI – Zambia

ZARI is one of the beneficiaries of financial support through Sub-Grant Agreements (SGAs) to develop models for sustainable production of sweetpotato pre-basic seed by December 2018. This is a presentation of the institutions progress towards this goal.
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SPHI Brief 2016: Africa Rising – Integrating Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Scaling Out in Zambia

With funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CIP, through Africa Rising/International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is scaling up scaling up the dissemination of the OFSP varieties and associated production technologies to reach 8,000 farming households in the Eastern Province of Zambia in the 2015/16 season. …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Integrating Orange – for higher sweetpotato production in the Eastern province of Zambia

Sweetpotato is a critical food security crop in the Eastern province of Zambia. It supplements maize and cassava and serves as a stand-by when other staples fail due to drought or disease. This potential is compromised by lack of sufficient and timely access to disease free or ‘‘clean’’ planting material. …
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SPHI Brief 2015: Rooting Out Hunger in Malawi Transitioning into a National Roots and Tuber development program

The Rooting Out Hunger project is implemented in in Chikwawa, Phalombe, and Zomba districts and is extending into neighboring Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Mwanza, and Nsanje districts; all located in Southern Malawi. The first phase focused on promoting the adoption and appropriate use of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) as a food-based approach in …
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Variation in micronutrient content of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties grown in different environments

Field experiments were conducted at three locations in Zambia to characterize 15 sweetpotato varieties for tuber yield and micro-nutrient content. Location and variety had significant effect on tuber yield. Marketable yield ranged from 5.22 – 9.69 t/ha with variety Kakamega recording the least yield. AMMI analysis also indicated significant effects …
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SPHI Brief 2014: Integrating Orange-For better access to vitamin A rich sweetpotato in the Eastern Province of Zambia

In Zambia, sweetpotato (SP) is ranked after maize and cassava. SP supplements and or serves as stand-by incase of drought or disease attack to other crops. The orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) offers high Beta-carotene level with potential combat Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). This potential is compromised due to lack of sufficient and …
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Presentation: Nutrition Enhancement through Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato

Nutritional enhancement through Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) achieved successful diet diversity, vitamin A intakes increment, and reduced food insecurity in Eastern Province and parts of Central Province of Zambia. This is the main message presented.
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Presentation: Breeding and promotion of sweetpotato genotypes for consumer preferred traits in time and space in Zambia

In this presentation by Martin Chiona, he talks about ways to develop and select high yielding sweetpotato varieties with consumer preferences including high dry matter and beta-carotene content.
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