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Demand for fresh sweetpotato roots spurs the pre-basic seed market in Tanzania

When the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) entered into a ten-year deal to supply a foreign company with fresh sweetpotato roots for the export market, they immediately opened up opportunities for hundreds of people in the country to benefit from the sweetpotato value chain.   The critical requirement for sustainable profitability …

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2016 SPHI Photo Contest: Through the Lens of a Camera

Entrants must be associated with a project aligned to the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI)  A message to all amateur and professional photographers – here’s another chance to tear that hard drive open and share your amazing photographs for a chance to win $120 and make sweetpotato history. …

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Monitoring Learning and Evaluation Community of Practice seeks to improve and harmonise data M&E collection and reporting in sweetpotato projects through mobile data management tools

Armed with nothing but umbrellas and their mobile devices, a group of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officers from different countries of the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region disembark from a bus in Gakenke, Rulindo district in Northern Rwanda. They have a date with farmers, and the April showers will not prevent …

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What seed marketing strategies work?

This question, which is particularly critical for vegetatively propagated crops like sweetpotato, was the subject of the 5th Consultation of the Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice, which took place on May 10-12, 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting was co-hosted by the SRI-Kibaha, Division of Research and Development, Ministry of …

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Capacity building in the Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Community of Practice: What Participants have to say

Capacity building in the Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Community of Practice

Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Community of Practice (MLE CoP) started in 2015, with 16 members, drawn from five different organizations. Since then, the membership has grown to 35. The CoP members have diverse backgrounds: agricultural economics, value chains, gender, M&E, public health and agronomy. Its activities and discussions have emphasized …

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What seed marketing strategies work?

This question, which is particularly critical for vegetatively propagated crops like sweetpotato, was the subject of the 5th Consultation of the Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice, which took place on May 10-12, 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting was co-hosted by the SRI-Kibaha, Division of Research and …

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The Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Community of Practice holds annual meeting

Members of the Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Community of Practice (MLE CoP) held their second annual meeting from 27 to 29 April 2016 at Swiss Hotel Villa Portofino in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme of the meeting was Harmonized Strategies for M&E Household and Yield Data Collection.  There were 25 participants …

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Prof. Ibok Oduro talks about the excitement of sweetpotato processing

Oduro facilitates a panel discussion on youth and gender at the 2016 Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice meeting in Tanzania

“I’m always very excited to work with sweetpotato because you can look at its nutrient strength and tap into that strength to develop products for all age groups, from the young to the old,” says Prof. Ibok Oduro, the head of the Department Food Science and Technology at Kwame Nkrumah University of …

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