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SASHA Brief 12: Affordable Shelf-Storable Puree

We have succeeded in developing vacuum packed orange-fleshed sweetpotato puree using locally available safe preservatives that can store for three months at temperatures below 25 degrees celsius. With adjustments to the recipe, high quality OFSP bread can be made. Storable puree can assure year-round availability of OFSP puree to bakers.
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SASHA Brief 13: Engaging Bakers to Utilize OFSP Puree for Bakery Applications in SSA

In 2017 a major supermarket expressed major interest in the commercialization of OFSP puree bread. In response, a training with 25 bakers from the supermarket chain was conducted followed by a successful two week promotional launch of OFSP puree bread in ten of its stores in the greater Nairobi. OFSP …
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SASHA Brief 14: Engaging Students and National Fellows in OFSP value chain development in SSA

Two doctoral candidates using Food and Nutrition Evaluation Laboratory (FANEL) facilities graduated and six master students are working on their thesis research. This year noted significant increases in demand for carotenoid and proximate analysis at FANEL with samples being analyzed of orange-fleshed sweetpotato and other biofortified crops. FANEL seeks to …
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SPHI Brief 01: SUSTAIN Rwanda

The project has set up 39 DVMs (46% male, 54% female). After four years, we have reached 102,038 beneficiaries in 8 districts with an adoption rate of 96% measured as those are still growing OFSP at least two years after receiving the vines. Average yields have increased from 3-5 t/ha …
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SPHI Brief 02: SUSTAIN Kenya

By the end of year 4, the project has reached 90% of its five-year direct beneficiary target, providing households with improved orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) planting material and nutrition education. This far, OFSP has moved in the target areas from being not utilized at all in most households to being consumed …
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SPHI Brief 04: SUSTAIN Malawi

During the 2016/2017 season, 32,040 households received planting material. Out of these, 19,000 were reached with nutrition messaging. Nankhwali Farm in Mulanje continued to multiply and supply planting material from an 11 hectare farm but Ripple Africa is Nkhata Bay has shown interest to do the multiplying in the Northern …
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