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SweetGAINS SpeedBreed and Seed Community of Practice (CoP) West Africa virtual meeting

The SweetGAINS SpeedBreed and Seed CoP – West Africa virtual meeting was held on 27 and 29 May and 1, 3 and 5 June 2020. The meeting aimed to ensure the continuing development and dissemination of nutritious and productive sweetpotato varieties for West Africa. The meetings were organized by CIP …
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Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) vine silage: a cost-effective supplement for milk production in smallholder dairy-farming systems of East Africa?

AbstractContext. Dairy production in East Africa is dominated by smallholder production systems, but is dogged by suboptimal milk production mediated by poor nutrition. Grain-based concentrates can be used to make the energy and protein deficits in rain-fed systems, but this strategy faces several hurdles. For livestock production systems to be …
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Topic 20: Sweetpotato weevil management?

Sweetpotato weevil is the most serious pest of sweetpotato, with reported losses ranging from 5% to 80% worldwide. The larva, which feeds both on stems and roots, is the most destructive stage of the insect.  The control of sweetpotato weevil has met some degree of difficulties. It’s presence inside the …
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Topic 18: Tapping ICTs for better sweetpotato seed systems

Several studies have shown that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)-enabled platforms can improve farmer access to extension services, market information, financial services and inputs including improved seed. There are also efforts aimed at applying ICTs in seed systems for vegetatively propagated crops. For instance, the Seed Tracker developed by IITA …
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TOPIC 2_2020: Enhancing marketing among farmer-multipliers (DVMs) to reduce dependence on NGO customers

Over the past years, tremendous progress has been made towards the development of sweetpotato varieties for the consumers in various African countries. These efforts have been funded by the different African governments or (and) international donors. As a result, the availability of improved sweetpotato varieties is no longer the greatest …
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TOPIC 1_2020: Increasing adoption of newly released sweetpotato varieties through innovative and sustainable seed delivery pathways

Great investments have been made towards development of improved sweetpotato varieties. This has borne fruit with release of a significant number of improved white-fleshed, orange-fleshed and more recently purple-fleshed varieties. However, traditional varieties still dominate the smallholder farm systems despite the declining yields. Changing this requires that diverse user-preferences are …
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1st SweetGAINS SpeedBreed and Seed Community of Practice (CoP) – East and Central Africa meeting Kigali, Rwanda.

The SweetGAINS project SpeedBreed and Seed Community of Practice -East and Central Africa meeting was held at Galaxy hotel in Kigali Rwanda from 18th to 22nd February 2020. The theme of the meeting was ‘Towards building synergies between modernized sweetpotato breeding and seed systems for successful delivery of improved varieties …
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PROMOTING OFSP USING LEAFLET AND ASSESSING ITS EFFECTIVENESS TOWARDS KAP OF SWEET POTATO CONSUMERS IN HAWASSA CITY, SNNPR ETHIOPIA

The Quality Diets for Better Health (QDBH) project is an Activity carried out by the International Potato Center (PIN), People in Need (PIN) and Emory University between 2017 and 2021 in the Sidama and Gedeo Zones in the South of Ethiopia. The project is financed by the European Union and …
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