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Report on bio-fortification and thematic areas of Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project, Nigeria

This situation analysis employed multiple approaches. Data collection was in two phases. The first stage involved a desk review and content analysis of several documents in which preliminary answers to the specific objectives of the situation analysis were identified. The output from that was a report with preliminary conclusions to …

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Building Nutritious Food Basket: A Situational Analysis of Regional Investments, Policies, Legislation and Advocacy Efforts on Food-based Approaches to Combating Micronutrient Deficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa: Focus on Biofortification

This situation analysis report provides a snapshot of the regional and subregional policies and frameworks that support biofortification and the organizations implementing various nutritionsensitive initiatives. The report identifies some ongoing initiatives that are relevant to the BNFB mandate and that can be aligned to its activities to facilitate its starting …

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Building Nutritious Food Basket: Regional Advocacy Strategy, 2017 and beyond

BNFB’s regional advocacy strategy aims to use available evidence to influence Africa-wide, regional and subregional decision-makers, planners and donors to adopt and invest in biofortified crops as part of a comprehensive package of strategies to address the main micronutrient deficiencies in the continent. A regional advocacy strategy needs to capitalize …

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Building Nutritious Food Baskets: Communication Plan

This Building Nutrtious Food Baskets communication plan for 2016–2018 provides a road map on how the project will integrate and monitor behavior change communication and promotion, awareness creation and advocacy activities for the biofortified crops during its implementation. The plan outlines the details on the various BNFB communication products, target …

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Jumpstarting Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato in West Africa through diversified market, hereafter referred to as Jumpstarting Project, is a 3 years project managed by International Potato Center (CIP). The project started in 2014 and is being implemented in 3 West African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria. The overall goal …

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Rapid Market Assessment: Viable Sweetpotato Technologies – VISTA

A rapid market assessment was conducted to assess the commercial potential of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) in 14 markets located in seven districts in Tanzania. The study sought to estimate the demand and supply, consumption trends and perceptions about OFSP with an aim of designing strategies to position OFSP producers …

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SWEETPOTATO VINES (PLANTING MATERIAL) AS A BUSINESS IN AFRICA: Commercializing seed systems in Uganda and Tanzania

INTRODUCTION In the many parts of Africa that have a long dry season, farmers complete the main harvest of sweetpotato roots by the early part of the dry season. This harvest and desiccation during the remaining part of the season destroy the foliage of these crops, so those that supply …

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Annual Progress Report-2017

This has been an incredible year of recognition and celebration of the progress made in biofortification, and for vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in particular. The awarding of the 2016 World Food Prize to three CIP scientists supported by SASHA (Jan Low, Maria Andrade, and Robert Mwanga) and Howdy Bouis, …

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Annual Progress Report-2016

The perfect end to year 2 of SASHA Phase 2 (SASHA2) occurred on 28th June 2016, when Ambassador Kenneth Quinn announced at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State, that CIP scientists Jan Low, Robert Mwanga, and Maria Andrade, along with Howdy Bouis of HarvestPlus, had been selected as …

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