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Fighting Iron Deficiency-New Improved High-iron and Zinc Beans Released in Tanzania

The high-iron beans are a special type of conventionally bred biofortified beans that contain high levels of iron and zinc. Biofortification enhances the nutritional value of staple food crops by increasing the density of vitamins and minerals in a crop through either conventional plant breeding, agronomic practices or biotechnology. Examples …

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BNFB FLYER: A Holistic Approach to Addressing Hidden Hunger for Nutrition Security in Africa

Almost a quarter of the people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from micronutrient malnutrition or ‘hidden hunger.’ This problem disproportionately affects women of reproductive age, infants, and young children, many of whom suffer deficiencies of essential micronutrients such as vitamin A, iron and zinc. Micronutrient malnutrition results in several health problems …

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BNFB Flyer- Ukweli kuhusu Urutubishaji kibiolojia.

Urutubishaji kibiolojia ni mchakato wa kuboresha lishe kwa kuongeza kiwango cha wingi wa vitamini na madini katika mazao ya chakula kwa kutumia njia za kawaida za uzalishaji vipando au mbegu zilizoboreshwa kupitia utafiti; utunzaji mazao shambani au matumizi ya bioteknolojia. Urutubishaji kibailojia wa mazao ya chakula ni miongoni mwa afua …

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Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato Juice Commercialization in Mozambique

A private-public sector partnership between CIP and Zebra Farms in Chimoio, Manica Province in Mozambique resulted in a successful OFSP juice that is tasty, attractive and nutritious and created income opportunities for OFSP smallholder farmers linked to the value with multiple benefits.

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Check out your Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Passport to Good Health. This passport-sized document contains all the facts and figures you need to know about orange-fleshed sweetpotato from its nutritional value, how it can be used, who to contact for varieties, contact information for the various organizations working on disseminating OFSP …

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Protecting Sweetpotato Planting Material from Viruses using Insect Proof Net Tunnels

One of the major yield-limiting factors in sweetpotato production is the lack of clean planting material owing to infection by sweet potato virus disease (SPVD). Viruses are spread by insect vectors such as whiteflies and aphids and they build up over time in the plants, reducing yields with each season. …

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