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BNFB Nigeria Advocacy Strategy

This strategy aims to influence the adoption of food-based approaches to address micronutrient deficiency in Nigeria through advocating for increased investments in biofortification and enhancement of institutional and community capacities to produce and consume biofortified crops. It focuses on six broad aims:  Increase awareness on the existence and nutritional …

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Situational Analysis Report for Biofortification and Biofortified Crops in Tanzania

In Tanzania, BNFB is focusing on three crops: orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP), pro-vitamin A (PVA) maize and high iron and zinc beans. To better understand the gaps, define the priorities and develop the necessary interventions to address the issues affecting the scaling up of biofortification in Tanzania, the project conducted a …

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Baseline report on biofortification and thematic areas of Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project in Nigeria

This study gives a clear picture of the situation in Nigeria with respect to BNFB objectives and indicators, and also contributes to improving the understanding on the gaps and the actions vital for the scaling up of biofortification in Nigeria. These outcomes will be useful in designing strategic interventions for …

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The Mama SASHA baseline survey is a key part of a project evaluation strategy aimed at assessing the impact of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) on the health and nutritional status of women and children aged between 6and 23 months. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the regions with the highest estimated prevalence …

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Food Safety Training Workshop: Managing food safety and quality in small-scale food processing for roots, tubers and bananas (RTB) value chains in sub-Saharan Africa

Managing food safety and quality in small-scale food processing for Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB) value chains in Sub-Sahara Africa training workshop took place on 4th – 8th of December 2017 at the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya. The training was attended by 27 participants (15 men and 12 …

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Report: Sweetpotato Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice Eight Consultation. Progress review of business plans for sustainable pre-basic seed production under SASHA Sub-Grantee Agreements.

The Sweetpotato Seed Systems and Crop Management Community of Practice (SS-CoP) Eighth Consultation was held from 21-22 November 2017 at Pride Inn, Nairobi, Kenya. The planning and review meeting was attended by the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) project pre-basic seed (PBS) system sub-grantees. There were …

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