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Effect of the Organic and NPK Fertilizers on the Growth and Yield of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam) in the Centre of Côte d’Ivoire

In Côte d’Ivoire, the sweet potato is little cultivated but stays however a culture of pension and a food mattering in certain regions. This study was conducted to assess the effect of the application of mineral (NPK 15-15-15, NPK 12-22-22) and organic (poultry manure) fertilizers on yield components of sweet …

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Food Safety Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato Puree Handlers in Kenya

Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) puree is a nutritious food ingredient for promoting Vitamin A intake in processed food products in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). OFSP puree handlers play an important role in ensuring production of consistently safe and quality OFSP puree and related processed products. Lack of or insufficient knowledge on …

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Perception paysanne des principales contraintes et pratiques culturales en production de patate douce au Burkina Faso.

RÉSUMÉ Objectif : la production de la patate douce, Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., reste confrontée à de nombreuses contraintes surtout d’ordre biotique. Pour mieux faire face à ces contraintes, il est indispensable de les connaitre avec précision et de les hiérarchiser. Méthodologie et résultats : une enquête a été réalisée …

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Goal-setting and volitional behavioural change_ Results from a school meals intervention with vitamin-A biofortified sweetpotato in Nigeria

Malnutrition, particularly vitamin A deficiency, is a major public health problem in many developing countries. This study investigated whether priming or self-generation of goals, or whether attention to instrumental or experiential goals together with use of a reminder condition or not, promotes dietary behaviour intentions and change. A set of …

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Amylase family

Starch is a major storage product of many economically important crops such as wheat, rice, maize, tapioca, and potato. A large-scale starch processing industry has emerged in the last century. In the past decades, we have seen a shift from the acid hydrolysis of starch to the use of starch-converting …

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Evaluation of candidate orange-fleshed sweetpotato clones for nutritional traits

Information on the nutrient contents of newly developed orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties is required for recommendations to growers and the food industry. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to determine the nutritional value of newly developed OFSP clones and to establish the associations between β-carotene content and micro-nutrients for …

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Adapting sweetpotato production to changing climate in Mozambique

Vines are the major source of planting material in sweetpotato. Extended dry spells hinder conservation of vines and in turn affect the availability of planting material at the onset of rains in southern Africa. In some cases, improved sweetpotato germplasm has been lost by smallholder farmers in Mozambique due to …

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In vitro iron bioaccessibility and uptake from orange-fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) clones grown in Peru

Research to evaluate the potential of sweet potato to alleviate iron deficiency in affected human populations in developing countries is scarce. To partly fill this gap, we evaluated the bioaccessibility of iron in six sweet potato clones grown in two Peruvian environments, Satipo and San Ramon, following an in vitro …

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