Value Chains

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In addition to boiling, steaming, roasting and drying, there are novel ways of preparing sweetpotato, especially the orange-fleshed type (OFSP), to add value to it. For example, fresh grated sweetpotato, boiled and mashed sweetpotato (puree) and sweetpotato flour can replace some of the wheat flour in commonly consumed products. Read More
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Despite significant efforts to find effective ways of storing fresh sweetpotato roots so that they can be used at home or sold to the market over a longer period of time, there is very little use of these methods in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers are using existing traditional stores as a basis from which to try and develop improved fresh storage. Read More
Infotab_Value Chain_Post-harvest handling
Fresh sweetpotato roots are highly perishable due to their high moisture content, sugar content, delicate thin skin, their high respiratory rate after harvest which produces heat adnd leads to softening of the roots. Shelf life varies by variety. The market value of fresh sweetpotato roots can be enhanced through improved post-harvest handling. Read More

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