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Annual Review and Planning Workshop Report 2016

The Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) is a multi-partner project that aims to promote and scale-up biofortified staple crops in Tanzania and Nigeria. The project goal is to reduce hidden hunger and the purpose is to demonstrate how scaling up of “multiple biofortified crops” can be achieved through a multicrop …

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Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB): Annual Report November 2015 – November 2016

The Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) project made significant progress within the first 12 months. During this reporting period, all the project staff were recruited and the sub-grant agreements (SGAs) developed and signed by partners. The SGAs were signed with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) on 18 …

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A time for celebration: Report of the 7th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 7-8, 2016

The 7th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Technical Meeting took place from 7-8 October 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Celebrating the 2016 World Food Prize’. This theme honored four scientists – Dr. Howarth Bouis of HarvestPlus, and Drs. Jan Low, …

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Topic 11: “Free Sweetpotato Vine Distribution-Opportunity or Illusion”

The topic “free sweetpotato vine distribution-an opportunity or illusion” was proposed for discussion because it is a practice that seems to be going on in many of the participating countries in SSA, while there are divergent views about its objectives, suitability/benefits as well as effectiveness. The topic sought to obtain …

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Topic 10(b): How to Determine the Multiplication Rate of Sweetpotato?

The topic “How to determine multiplication rate of sweetpotato” was proposed at a CoP meeting, and intended to solve the persistent problem of insufficient planting materials at time of planting. The multiplication rate determines the time needed to obtain a specified amount as well as the quality of planting materials. …

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