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Topic 16: Empowering the youth through Agriculture: What role for sweetpotato (seed systems)?

On April 10 – May 10, 2018 the Sweetpotato Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice (SSS-CoP) held an online discussion titled “Empowering the youth through Agriculture: What role for sweetpotato (seed systems)?”. The discussion sought ideas on what can be done to attract young people into agribusiness and …
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Topic 15: Potential use of barrier crops and isolation distances in QDS systems

Barrier crops and isolation distances are important factors in protecting crops against insects and diseases and are therefore important in sweetpotato quality declared seed (QDS) systems. For example, it is advisable, though not always possible, to try to separate new sweetpotato fields from recently harvested or existing fields, particularly in …
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Minutes of the Fifth Annual MPU Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice Meeting, held 23-24 April 2018 at the Lotus Hotel in Blantyre, Malawi.

The SPHI Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice (MPU CoP) held its 5th Annual Meeting on 23-24 April 2018 at the Lotus Hotel in Blantyre, Malawi. The theme of the meeting was Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Value Chains for Sustainable Food Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. The meeting was attended by …
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Microsoft Word – 2.JAB-1488-2018 editor Koussoube.doc

RÉSUMÉ Objectif : la production de la patate douce, Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., reste confrontée à de nombreuses contraintes surtout d’ordre biotique. Pour mieux faire face à ces contraintes, il est indispensable de les connaitre avec précision et de les hiérarchiser. Méthodologie et résultats : une enquête a été réalisée …
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Reaching Agents of Change Project: Successes, lessons and recommendations Ex-post evaluation report

The ex-post evaluation assessed the experiences, achievements and lessons from the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project in its three primary countries of operation, namely Mozambique, Tanzania and Nigeria. RAC was a collaborative project implemented between April 2011 and August 2015, and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. …
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Advocacy Strategy for Scaling Up Biofortified Crops for Nutrition Security in Tanzania 2016-2018

As part of BNFB’s implementation, a situation analysis was conducted to establish the baseline status of the key thematic components of the project. It also identified (1) the key actors, (2) the needs of the communities, (3) the bottlenecks to be addressed in order to unlock the value chains of …
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