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8,157 Pupils In Osun Benefit From Sweet Potatoes Feeding

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Adeyinka Esho has disclosed that about Eight thousand, One hundred and fifty-seven (8,157) pupils from selected 17 pilot schools across the State are benefiting from Sweet Potatoes and porridge feeding every Wednesday. Click on the title to read the full story.

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Orange Sweet Potato, Again?

Orange-fleshed sweetpotato is chock-full of vitamin A and is spreading its goodness in Africa where people are in desperate need of dietary vitamin A. Read the full article on International Food Policy Research Institute’s website.

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The Mama SASHA project in western Kenya

Mama SASHA (Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa) is a 5-year project (2010-2014) that seeks to explicitly integrate agriculture and nutrition interventions into antenatal health care services to maximize the potential benefits of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) on the health status of mothers and children less than 2 years …

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Effect of hot air, solar and sun drying treatments on provitamin A retention in orange-fleshed sweetpotato

Different drying treatments, cross flow, greenhouse solar, and open air-sun, were applied to an American orange-fleshed sweetpotato variety. Trans–β-carotene losses in flour made from dried chips varied between 16% and 34% in all treatments. Hot air cross flow drying retained significantly more provitamin A than sun drying. Solar and sun drying …

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New findings for OSP and biofortified crop update

Howarth Bouis, Director at HarvestPlus, and Daniel O. Gilligan, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI, offered a detailed presentation of how the use of OSP in Uganda and Mozambique can improve the situation of children with VAD. Following the online presentation, the attendees engaged in a discussion of the topic. 

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The Sweet Potato Cookbook

Loved all over in the form of sweet potato fries, roasted whole with yummy toppings, and even baked in brownies, this cheap, nutritious and accessible root veg adds a nutty sweetness to any recipe – perfect for a comforting side dish but also amazing as the star of the show, …

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