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Scaling up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) project

The International Potato Center (CIP) managed project in Rwanda will scale up the development of an Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) seed system, link beneficiaries to market through effective partnerships and integrate agriculture-nutrition health linkages to deliver OFSP to various segments of Rwandan households. By 2018 the project will reach an …

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Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT), orange-fleshed sweetpotato compact (TAAT OFSP COMPACT)

The Technologies for African Transformation (TAAT) is an initiative of the African Development Bank under its agricultural transformation agenda also known as the Feed Africa Strategy. TAAT is essentially a knowledge- and innovation-based response to the recognized need for scaling up proven technologies across Africa aiming to boost productivity, and …

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Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (RTC-ACTION Malawi)

Is a five year project (April 2016 to March 2021) funded by Irish Aid. It is coordinated by CIP and working on Research and Development of 3 Root and Tuber Crops (RTC) and their value chains. CIP will implement activities on potato and sweetpotato while International Institute of Tropical Agriculture …

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Extending Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Availability for Vulnerable Households through Good Agricultural Practices and Post-Harvest Storage

This is a one-year project funded by USAID-OFDA. The project period is from 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018. All experience to date on storage of sweetpotato, emphasizes the need for attention to production management (particularly with respect to seed, fertility, and pests), careful harvesting and postharvest management (curing) …

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Prosper project

Prosper project is implemented in Homa Bay and Migori Counties, which continue to present the highest HIV prevalence rates in Kenya, 26 and 14.3 percent respectively against the national prevalence of 5.9 percent (Kenya HIV County Profiles 2016). 

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Collection and characterization of sweet potato germplasm cultivated in Togo and Senegal

 Activity 1: Ethnobotanic survey and germplasm collection. First the countries will be divided according to ethnic group and its implication on the sweet potato culture. Participatory research appraisal tools and techniques (focus group, direct observation, field visit, individual questions, used of questionnaires etc). Information collected will be related to agriculture …

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NextGen Phytosanitation: Rapid Elimination of Viruses from RTB Plants for Crop Improvement and Seed Systems

The proposed 3-year research project involves a two-pronged approach to significantly decrease the time needed for detection and phytosanitary cleaning of clonal plant material. First, antiviral therapy and improved tissue culture (TC) methodology will be optimized during the initial in-vitro bulk-up phase of improved lines and germplasm. Second, improved detection …

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