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STORING SWEETPOTATO IN SAND CAN IMPROVE DIETS AND INCOMES IN WEST AFRICA

The International Potato Center (CIP) has demonstrated the ability of beta-carotene-rich, orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties to reduce vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and improve food security, but smallholders in Africa have a hard time preserving those nutritious roots, especially in drought-prone areas, where they become scarce soon after the harvest. In sub-Saharan Africa …

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TRIPLE S PUZZLE

How good are you with crossword puzzles?  Well, here’s one on “Triple S”  developed by Frezer Asfaw and Mihiretu Cherinet. Download the word version here: http://www.sweetpotatoknowledge.org/files/triple-s-crossword-puzzle/ T E N H J W Z Y N S H L P T I L S K U N D H D U W P J …

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Scientific Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato Award – Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper – 2018 Edition

Scientific Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato Award – Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper – 2018 Edition – Sweetpotato Knowledge Portal Through a generous endowment established by Dr. Jan W. Low, every year the best sweetpotato scientific paper published during the year before will receive an award consisting of US$500, which will …

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All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World

All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World Some agricultural experts are skeptical. “This paper does not settle the matter,” said Logan J. Kistler, the curator of archaeogenomics and archaeobotany at the Smithsonian Institution. Alternative explanations remain on the table, because the new study didn’t provide enough evidence …

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