The global meeting place for people interested in all things related to SWEETPOTATO

Share your research and experience, ask and answer questions, meet your peers.

Blog Archives

Collection and characterization of sweet potato germplasm cultivated in Togo and Senegal

 Activity 1: Ethnobotanic survey and germplasm collection. First the countries will be divided according to ethnic group and its implication on the sweet potato culture. Participatory research appraisal tools and techniques (focus group, direct observation, field visit, individual questions, used of questionnaires etc). Information collected will be related to agriculture …

Read More »

Support for the promotion of orange flesh sweet potato in Côte d’Ivoire (CHANGE Project)

Description (specific objectives, activities etc): Objectives are Participatory selection and disseminating of high performance Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP) varieties Activities : 1-Participative evaluation of Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP) varieties through on-farm demonstration tests with women’s farmer groups 2-Rapid multiplication of cuttings of high performances Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP) …

Read More »

Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with OFSP – PHASE 1

This 4.5-year program intended to improve vitamin A and energy intake for at least 70,000 rural households with young children, the group most vulnerable to vitamin A deficiency (VAD), and people living with HIV and AIDS using orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) as the key entry point. The 1-2-3 seed system combined …

Read More »

HarvestPlus Reaching End Users Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato Project

The Reaching End Users Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato project disseminated orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) in two countries, Uganda and Mozambique, where vitamin A deficiency is of public health significance. During the course of the fieldwork from 2006 to 2009, about 10,000 farm households in Uganda and 12,000 households in Mozambique …

Read More »

Mobilizing Radio and ICTs to Fight Vitamin A Deficiency by Scaling-up the Production and Consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato

This project took place in 4 countries between 2012 – 2015 and worked with 15 radio stations, NGOs, nutrition specialists and national research specialists to develop radio programs focused on OFSP. The programs covered three main topic; production, consumption and nutritional knowledge. The project took place in Burkina Faso, Ghana, …

Read More »

Sweet Potato Production and Marketing Project (Swaziland)

The objectives of this project were to achieve the goals of food security and self-sufficiency for foodstuffs in Swaziland. To accomplish this, the project assisted farmers to launch farmers’ associations and to establish a marketing strategy that could be transferred to farmers, thereby ensuring that the operations of the project remain sustainable.  …

Read More »

Integrating Orange in Zambia: Combating Vitamin A Deficiency and Food Insecurity through the Effective Use of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) in Eastern and Central Provinces

Supported under USAID’s Feed the Future (FTF) initiative, the project sought to improve overall household food security and diet diversification through effective dissemination of pro-vitamin A rich OFSP varieties and improved production, conservation, and utilization techniques linked to increased nutritional knowledge. We identified and strengthened partnerships that worked to promote …

Read More »

Sweetpotato for Health and Wealth in Nigeria (Rainbow Project)

We are improving the entire value chain of OFSP.  We invest in improved varietal selection.  Several decentralized vine multipliers (DVMs) are established throughout a given state to facilitate vine access by farmers for root production.  We leverage on the existing Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programs, to reach out …

Read More »