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A NEW ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO TO FIGHT VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY IN NIGERIA

Nigeria’s National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) – Umudike and the International Potato center (CIP) have released a new orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) variety. Solo Gold— UMUSPO4—was officially released in July 2018 bringing the total number of OFSP varieties in Nigeria to three.  The other two are UMUSPO3 referred locally as ‘Mothers Delight’, and UMUSPO1, …

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Sweetpotato: New Opportunities for the Next Generation

Sweet Potato: New Opportunities for the Next Generation The sweet potato crop is of high economic importance due to its short cycle (3-4 months) with the possibility of multiple planting cycles in a year, and can be intercropped as well. Sweet potato come in several varieties which include white-fleshed, cream-fleshed, …

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EMPOWERING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

Women are central to agriculture and make a strong contribution to food security and nutrition at both the household and community levels. In many developing countries, they make up almost half of the agricultural labor force, but their production is limited by barriers to finance, inputs, and extension services, as …

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