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Advancing food and nutrition security and quality of life in Africa through SweetGAINS project

“SweetGAINS project will build upon earlier achievements to accelerate and improve the development and dissemination of climate-resilient, market-accepted sweetpotato, including orange- and the more common white- and yellow-fleshed varieties. It will bring a customer-needs-driven, industry perspective to sweetpotato breeding and promote aspects such as operational excellence,” said Hugo Campos, CIP …

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Summary overview from the West Africa SweetGAINS Sweetpotato Breeding and Seed Community of Practice meeting.

A series of 5 ongoing online meetings takes steps to strengthen a West Africa Sweetpotato Breeding and Seed Community of practice, to ensure the continuing development and dissemination of nutritious and productive sweetpotato varieties for the sub-Region.  The meetings organized by the International Potato Center under the auspices of the …

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Use sweet potatoes as emergency food

By Joshua Okonya The OFSP is one product that needs to be considered only in food-aid programmes for mass distribution but also commercial farming. It’s rich in vitamins that help boost immunity and hence help the body to wade off some illnesses. Use sweet potatoes as emergency foodBy Joshua Okonya …

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Market segmentation and sustaining sweetpotato seed businesses

Sweetpotato seed systems, which produce and distribute vine cuttings that farmers plant, are vital for disseminating improved varieties and ensuring that farmers have access to sufficient quality planting material when they need it. The International Potato Center (CIP) and partners have worked to strengthen sweetpotato seed systems in sub-Saharan Africa as part …

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Building synergies between modernized sweetpotato breeding and seed systems for improved varieties in East and Central Africa

SweetGAINS (Genetic Advances and Innovative Seed Systems) is a project aiming to modernize sweetpotato breeding operations, accelerate and expand the development and dissemination of nutrient rich, climate-resilient sweetpotato varieties to benefit millions of African families. Over the next three years, SweetGAINS, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will employ …

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