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Scaling up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) project – Rwanda

The International Potato Center (CIP) managed project in Rwanda will scale up the development of an Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) seed system, link beneficiaries to market through effective partnerships and integrate agriculture-nutrition health linkages to deliver OFSP to various segments of Rwandan households. By 2018 the project will reach an …

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Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB)

Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB)   The project has two specific objectives: (1) Strengthen the enabling environment for investments in biofortified crops (2) Strengthen institutional and community capabilities to produce and consume biofortified crops The Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) Project has at its core advocacy efforts aimed at catalyzing …

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Developing and Delivering Biofortified Crops

This project assesses a strategy for addressing micronutrient malnutrition in Uganda through the dissemination of two biofortified crops: high-vitamin A orange sweet potato and high-iron beans. Building on past projects Reaching End Users and Sustainability of Impact: Biofortification in Uganda, this new phase entails large-scale distribution of the crops along with nutrition information …

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Nsanje Food Income and Market

The Malawi Department of Agriculture Research Services (DARS), with support from the International Potato Center (CIP) and others, has been developing, evaluating and releasing new and promising sweet potato varieties for the past three decades and longer.     Recently, DARS  in collaboration with CIP released 6 new OFSP varieties.  …

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Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Improvement (GT4SP)

Our specific project objectives include: (i) development of genomic and genetic resources for sweetpotato improvement, including complete genome sequencing of NCNSP-0323 and NCNSP0306 two diploid lines expected to be suitable for use as the cultivated sweetpotato, I. batatas, reference genomes; (ii) development of a genome sequence-based molecular marker platform, with …

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Feed the Future Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies (MISST); Viable Sweetpotato Technologies for Africa component.

The focus of the Feed the Future (FtF) Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies (MISST) project is to strengthen technology delivery in Malawi with specific attention to Balaka, Dedza, Lilongwe rural, Machinga, Mchinji, Mangochi, and Ntcheu districts in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-Malawi zones of influence (ZOI). …

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FIFAMANOR – Madagascar

FIFAMANOR is center for rural development and applied research. It was created in 1972 upon a bilateral agreement between the Malagasy and Norwegian Governments. The technical tutorial Ministries are the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Livestock. The financial tutorial Ministry is the Ministry of Finance and Budget. It’s …

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Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA)

The Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) is a 5-year initiative designed to improve the food security and livelihoods of poor families in Sub-Saharan Africa by exploiting the untapped potential of sweetpotato. It will develop the essential capacities, products, and methods to reposition sweetpotato in food economies …

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Viable Sweetpotato Technologies in Africa-Mozambique (VISTA-Mozambique)

The Viable Sweetpotato Technology in Africa (VISTA) is a three-year project that aims to contribute to improved nutrition, food security and incomes among smallholder farming families through increased production and better utilization of nutritious OFSP varieties, especially by those most at risk of VAD: children under the age of five …

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