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Eric Muthuri

Malawi Youth Embark on Fight Against Malnutrition and Poverty

Malawi youth embarks on fight against malnutrition and poverty – Malawi Nyasa Times – Malawi breaking news in Malawi Representatives for Youth in Agriculture for Economic Development (YAED) are calling for coordinated effort in the fight against malnutrition and poverty alleviation among infants and the youth in the country, respectively. …

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Early Generation Seed Experts Meeting in Nairobi

Representatives from 11 countries and13 different institutions with sub-grants under the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) project met at the Pride Inn (Rhapta Road) in Nairobi for two intensive days 21-22 September 2017.   Without pre-basic seed (i.e. the disease-free cuttings (planting material) maintained in screenhouses), …

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The OFSP Passport is available! Check out your Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Passport to Good Health. This passport-sized document contains all the facts and figures you need to know about orange-fleshed sweetpotato from its nutritional value, how it can be used, who to contact for varieties, contact information for the various organizations …

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The Land and Water Advantage Under Climate Change


SWEETPOTATO CAN HELP MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE: THE LAND AND WATER ADVANTAGE UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE SESSION AT COP23 Dr. Jan Low (third right) together with other panelists on November 8th 2017 at COP 23 in Bonn, Germany during discussions on the land and water advantage under climate change. Photo: V. Atakos …

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Building resilient food systems through sweetpotato

Building resilient food systems through sweetpotato – International Potato Center Over 100 delegates are meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for the eighth annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) technical meeting. The two-day (25-26 September) meeting brings together researchers, policy makers, private sector actors, farmers and non-governmental organizations …

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By:Wells Kumwenda, Edward Chibambo and David Matiya. Mrs. Stelia James is a lead farmer in Group Village Headman Chimwabvi, Traditional Authority Maganga in Salima district. She is married to Kilison James and the family has 7 children (4Male & 3Female). The first born is 21yrs old and the last born …

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Lack of certified sweet potato

Uganda’s sweet potato production has reduced from 2.8 million tonnes in 2010 to 1.8 million tonnes. Sweet potato is one of the root crops that can shield a family from starvation during dry spells. They are hardly affected by the dry spell and can be cultivated with minimal inputs. These …

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Seed system needed for raising sweet potato yields

Seed system needed for raising sweet potato yields By Esther Nakkazi [KAMPALA] African countries need to standardise sweet potato’s seed systems to help farmers gain maximum yields and incomes from the crop, a meeting has heard. The meeting, known as the 7th Sweetpotato Seed Systems Community of Practice Consultation, was …

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Scientists Push For Sweetpotato Laws

Scientists push for sweet potato laws Wednesday July 5 2017 Scientists are pushing countries across sub-Saharan Africa to harmonise standards for sweet potato seed production, which they say is crucial in improving the quality, quantity and market access of the crop. According to the CIP, sweet potato is the third …

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