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Does crop diversity contribute to dietary diversity? Evidence from integration of vegetables into maize-based farming systems

Maize is the most important staple crop for food security and livelihood of smallholder farmers in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, but it alone cannot ensure food security. Cropping patterns must be diversified to ensure an adequate supply and economic access to greater variety of foods for smallholder farm households. …

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Video: Some Koussao – INERA

Some Koussao, a Sweetpotato breeder from Burkina Faso working at INERA, explains the importance of seed systems and pre-basic seeds. He talks about promising marketing strategies for orange-fleshed Sweetpotato existent in other countries and the intention to implement these strategies in Burkina Faso. He also talks about the challenge posed …

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Video: Marian Quain – Crops Research Institute

Marian Quain from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – The Crops Research Institute and the Principal Investigator for the SASHA pre-basic seed program explains why production of pre-basic seed is important and its subsequent impact on yields. She also talks about the advantage of Sweetpotato over other root …

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Video: David Talengera – Biocrops, Uganda

David Talengera from Biocrops, Uganda, explains why they are producing pre-basic Sweetpotato seed and how the institution tries to make this production a sustainable business. He talks about the endeavor to keep good Sweetpotato varieties available and his responsibility to contribute to the agricultural development of his country. He also …

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Lessons from orange sweetpotato saturation and thought leader experiments for promoting adoption in uganda

This study uses a randomized saturation experiment and influential technology promoters to test strategies to promote diffusion of two highly nutritious agricultural crop technologies in Uganda to measure which approaches are most cost-effective at achieving high adoption rates. The crops are conventionally bred varieties of vitamin-A-rich orange sweet potato (OSP) …

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Uandalizi wa chakula cha ng’ombe wa maziwa kwa njia ya silage

This is an instructional video on how to prepare sweetpotato vine silage for dairy feeding. It was produced under a project in Kenya by ILRI’s Mazingira Centre on Innovative Feeding Approaches for Dairy Farmers, implemented under a Green Innovation Centres (GIAE) program funded by the German Corporation for International Cooperation …

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Sweet potato silage for better dairy feeding and feed management

This is an instructional video on how to prepare sweet potato vine silage for dairy feeding. It was produced under a project in Kenya by ILRI’s Mazingira Centre on Innovative Feeding Approaches for Dairy Farmers, implemented under a Green Innovation Centres (GIAE) program funded by the German Corporation for International …

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