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2019 SPHI Brief 32. Viable Sweetpotato Technologies in Africa (VISTA) Mozambique delivered orange-fleshed sweetpotato at Scale.

During the 5-year project period, 74,000 households (55% female-headed) received quality orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) planting material; 39% of them were able to sustain production of OFSP in subsequent seasons without receiving additional vines from the project. 162,000 households indirectly benefitted through farmer-to-farmer diffusion of planting material and agronomic and nutritional …
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2019 SPHI Brief 31. Moving ahead with the nutritious sweetpotato in Inhambane, Mozambique.

From the lessons learned from previous activities in the Niassa province and recognizing that the agro-climatic conditions were completely different, the project started to implement field activities in a new province, Inhambane, on August 21, 2018. During the launch of the agricultural campaign for 2018-2019, the Inhambane government’s agricultural director …
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2019 SPHI Brief 30. HARVESTPLUS enhancing on-farm access to vitamin A sweetpotato pathogen-tested planting material in Uganda: Strategies for sustainable adoption.

On-farm performance of sweetpotato pathogen-tested (PT) planting material has been reported giving over 80 percent yield increase, especially in sweet potato virus disease (SPVD) susceptible varieties. Inspection and certification guidelines to support the current Seeds and Plant Regulations (2017) have been revised to ensure quality control along the sweetpotato seed …
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2019 SPHI Brief 29. Scaling sweetpotato-led interventions to improve smallholders’ nutrition and food security in Tigray Region, Ethiopia.

1 million vines have been distributed to 1,072 households in Tigray region of Ethiopia. The capacity of extension service delivery partners (agriculture and health extension), model farmers, and women development team leaders for sustainable production of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) was strengthened. Additionally, 457 trainers including extension officers, model farmers and …
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An integrated advocacy and capacity strengthening approach

BNFB helped incentivize and build the capacity of national and community supportive agencies including training institutions, non-governmental organizations, seed companies and agro-processing companies as well as individuals. In total, 577 (263 female) change agents (283 Nigerians and 294 Tanzanians) have been equipped with the capacity to design and implement gender …
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BNFB Brief- Vipando Vinne Vya Viazi Lishe Marando ya Dhahabu.

Bw. Julius Kayongola ambaye ni mkulima wa kijiji cha Ilindi alisimulia safari aliyopita hadi kuwa mzalishaji wa kuaminika wa viazi lishe na marando yake. Mwezi Desemba, 2015 mkulima huyu, alikuwa mmoja wa wanufaika wa mafunzo ya uzalishaji wa mbegu na marando ya viazi lishe yaliyoandaliwa na Kituo cha Utafiti wa …
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BNFB Brief- Facts on Biofortification

Biofortification is the process of increasing nutritional value of food crops by increasing the density of vitamins and minerals in a crop through either conventional plant breeding; agronomic practices or biotechnology. Biofortification is one solution among many interventions that are needed to solve the complex problem of micronutrient malnutrition.Approaches range …
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Capacity Development for Sustainability and Impact: A success story of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute in Nigeria

A success story of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) in Nigeria demonstrating an effective “Take lead – take off” approach to Capacity for Sustainability and Impact. The Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) is a parastatal organization under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development …
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