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Report of new cultivar. ‘INIVIT B-27- 2017 ‘, new sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) lam.) cultivar biofortified rich in vitamin A

The tuberous roots of orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) contain significant amounts of β-carotene; approximately 90 % of the carotenoids in this roots are of this type. Currently there is a growing worldwide demand for this type of sweet potato, due to the effectiveness to counteract VAD. In Cuba in …
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Report of new cultivar. INIVIT B-50, new sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) cultivar for cuban agriculture

Currently, more than 95 % of the areas dedicated to sweet potato production in Cuba are planted with cultivars from the Genetic Improvement Program (PMG) of the Research Institute of Tropical Roots and Tubers Crops. However, none of these commercial cultivars, possess the characteristics for an adequate adaptation to the …
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Report: Sweetpotato Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice Tenth Consultation. Partner Progress Review of Sustainable pre-basic Seed Production Sub-Grantee Agreements

The Sweetpotato Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice (SS-CoP) tenth Consultation was held from 12-15 November 2018 at Pride Inn, Nairobi, Kenya. The planning and review meeting was attended by the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) project pre-basic seed (PBS) system sub-grantees. There were …
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UNBURIED TREASURE: Breeding better sweet potatoes for the world

NC State rescued the sweet potato industry in North Carolina and helped it grow into a global powerhouse. Now the university is leading an effort to breed sweet potatoes that could provide economic opportunities and better nutrition for people in several African countries.
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Quality Diets for Better Health: Healthy Living Clubs Curriculum

A Manual for Health Extension Workers and PIN Community Facilitators (Toolkit) This curriculum was designed by Emory University as part of the EU financed “Quality Diets for Better Health” project. Presents the programme for nine sessions on OFSOP production, vitamin A, nutrition, complementary feeding and the use of OFSP for …
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