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Standard operating procedures for sweetpotato breeding data management. COP Breeding Data Management SweetGAINS

Current modernization efforts of sweetpotato breeding operations in Africa establish a new mindset. A modern sweetpotato breeding program continuously generates vast amounts of data on which it depends for all decision making throughout the program. Without a proper systematization of efforts, it is likely that significant mistakes can be unwillingly …

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Quality Diets for Better Health Healthy Living Clubs

Quality Diets for Better Health (QDBH) is a CIP-led intervention in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ and the Sidama regions in the South of Ethiopia. The project strives to reach 15,000 direct beneficiary households with OFSP planting material and nutrition training aiming mainly at improved diets and vitamin A …

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Quality Diets for Better Health Healthy Living Clubs

Quality Diets for Better Health (QDBH) is a CIP-led intervention in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ and the Sidama regions in the South of Ethiopia. The project strives to reach 15,000 direct beneficiary households with OFSP planting material and nutrition training aiming mainly at improved diets and vitamin A …

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Quality Diets for Better Health Healthy Living Clubs

Quality Diets for Better Health (QDBH) is a CIP-led intervention in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ and the Sidama regions in the South of Ethiopia. The project strives to reach 15,000 direct beneficiary households with OFSP planting material and nutrition training aiming mainly at improved diets and vitamin A …

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Report on Sweetpotato value chain study: Exploring opportunities to promote greater exploitation of the benefits of Sweetpotato in representative states of Nigeria.

This report is the output of a study undertaken as part of the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) Project, which aims to improve “food security and livelihoods of 150,000 poor households in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by exploiting the untapped potential of sweetpotato”. The study seeks to …

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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 19: Scaling up Triple S: Why, what and how should we do it for significant impact?

Timely access to enough quantities of quality planting material is a key limiting factor in sweetpotato production in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is exacerbated by unpredictable changes in climatic conditions which makes it difficult to conserve planting material during the dry seasons.   Triple S is one of the technologies that can …

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