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SASHA Brief 11: Storage using evaporative cooling

As the consumption of delicious golden bread made with vitamin A rich orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée grows across Kenya, so too does the demand for an all-year-round supply of the fresh sweetpotato roots. A constant supply of OFSP roots can be achieved through a combination of staggered planting and production, purchase from different geographical areas, and the storage of fresh OFSP roots. Our work has focused on the development of solar-powered commercial-scale storage of fresh sweetpotato roots in tropical areas of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).