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Reaching Agents of Change (RAC); Tanzania country advocacy and communication strategy

Agriculture is the livelihood pillar for the majority of Tanzanians. Most households live on subsistence farming and primarily produce maize, cassava, paddy, sorghum/millet, bananas, sweet potatoes, and yam. The dominance of particular food crops and food related consumption preferences var based on regions and even some tribes. Additionally, mortality rate …
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Reaching Agents of Change (RAC); ADVOCACY STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

This document reports on advocacy strategy developed for the Reaching agents of change (RAC). The RAC project aims at increasing investments and commitment to the dissemination and use of Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) as a means to combat Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) and food insecurity in Africa. It is understood that …
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Advocating for investments on Orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Ghana: workshop report

The workshop “Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Ghana.” had objective of developing a common understanding among participants of the benefits of OFSP activities in Ghana for combating Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), participants learned about OFSP and worked towards developing a Ghana-centric strategy to attract and utilize …
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SCALING UP IN AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, AND NUTRITION

Taking successful development interventions to scale is critical if the world is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and make essential gains in the fight for improved agricultural productivity, rural incomes, and nutrition. How to support scaling up in agriculture, rural development, and nutrition, however, is a major challenge. …
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ROOTS AND TUBERS IN THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM: A Vision Statement to the Year 2020

In 1995, TAC commissioned an Inter-Centre Review of Root and Tuber Crops Research in the CGIAR, and that group’s final report was submitted in April 1996. Among its findings, the review recommended that the Centers working on these crops prepare, in consultation with nonCGIAR members, “a comprehensive, documented text that …
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Sweetpotato Education, Research and Capacity Development through a CIP-Orissa Learning Site

CIP began systematic research on sweetpotato in 1985. Since then CIP scientists have studied and promoted sweetpotato as a means to help reduce extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition, to increase food security, and to improve sustainable livelihoods for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. CIP has conducted training and …
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