Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI)

The SPHI is a multi-partner, multi-donor initiative that seeks to reduce child malnutrition and improve smallholder incomes in 10 million African families by 2020 through the effective production and ... Read More
The first five-year phase (2010-2014) focused on Proving the Potential, building up the supply of adapted varieties and testing delivery models.  The second five-year phase (2015-2019) focuses on Ac... Read More

The SPHI Steering Committee is committed to partnership for collective impact.

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2016 The Most Wonderful Year for Sweetpotato

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Dear members of the Sweetpotato Community of Practice,   2016 certainly has been a landmark year for biofortification and orange-fleshed sweetpotato.

Members of the SPHI participate in the 2016 Integrated Nutrition Conference in Nairobi

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The SPHI booth at the Sarit Centre Expo hall L.

Discussion with two 2016 World Food Prize winners: How Mozambique led the way – a sisterhood story

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 7th October 2016  2016 World Food Prize laureates at the 7th annual SPHI meeting in Addis Ababa“If you come from an island y...
Early Generation Seed Production – Can public sector institutions and NARIs shift to a business orientation?

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During this year’s annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative meeting in Ethiopia, we held a panel discussion with senior managers of institutions engaged in sweetpotato pre-basic seed production participated in our panel discussion. Here are three fascinating insights I gained from George Momanyi from the Kenya Plant Health Inspection Service (KEPHIS) and Stella Ennin from Crop Research Institute (CRI) Kumasi, Ghana.
The 7th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative meeting takes place in Ethiopia

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The 7th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI took place from 7-8 October 2016 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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