Successfully held annual meetings for four technical community of practice (CoP) working groups over five, years with almost 1,000 participants (31% women) in total Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Technical Meeting held annually with over 100 participants and over 40 organizations participating during last two years (Fig. 1) Annual production of the Status of Sweetpotato in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) report, to which SPHI Steering Committee members share their beneficiary statistics. As of July 2019, 6.2 million households have been reached. Revamping of the Sweetpotato Knowledge Portal, including a new Dashboard that tracks the number of beneficiaries by country and organization, the location and contacts of quality vine multipliers, and information on key traits of released varieties. Development of various tools to improve data collection, monitoring, and analysis for social scientists, breeders, and laboratory work flows and training on their use.
Authors: Jan Low, Yemi Akinbamijo, Graham Thiele, Anna-Marie Ball, Andrew Westby, Rikka Trangsrud, Antony Masinde, Akoto Osei, Craig Yencho, Valerie Rhoe Davis, Anastasia Mbatia, Furahisha Nzisabira, Antonio Magnaghi
Subjects: Nutrition, Sweetpotatoes, Sweetpotato agri-food systems
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: August 31, 2019
Rights: Open access: CC-BY-4.0
HOW TO CITE
International Potato Center. 2019. SASHA Brief 24. Strengthening the SPHI community of practice: â€œA sweetpotato family, tremendously rewardingâ€. Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa Project (SASHA). CIP. 4 p.