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The Problem

The main constraints that the project seeks to address are: – the lack of financing even so from the government  – the control of bacterial wilt of potato – the difficulty of the procedures recommended by the government

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Our Objectives

The objective of FIFAMANOR is to contribute to the improvement of the livelihoods of farmers by promoting the following: – Roots and tubers crops – Wheat and triticals – Forages (grass) crops – Milk production (animal feeding, breeding improvement of dairy cattle, etc.)

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Where We Work

The working area of FIFAMANOR is the Vakinankaratra region which is located in the central highland of Madagascar. However, FIFAMANOR has the mandate to work in any other part of Madagascar, depending on availability of funding.

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Accelerated Breeding

We continue to strengthen sweetpotato breeding in Africa to ensure continuous production of high yielding, disease-resistant, nutritious varieties adapted to local agro-climatic conditions and the preferred trait combination for producers, processors and consumers.

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Taming Weevils through Biotechnology

Weevils damage large proportions of sweetpotato harvests in Sub-Saharan Africa and induce the accumulation of toxic compounds in the healthy-looking parts of damaged storage roots. Through biotechnology, we are working on two strategies that will eventually be combined into widely-cultivated sweetpotato varieties.

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The Problem

The potential of sweetpotato has remained largely untapped in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly compared to grains and cash crops, and even compared to other root crops, such as cassava. Increased investment could significantly boost yields, increase market potential, and reverse sweetpotato’s image as a poor person’s food.

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Our Objectives

The overall objective of the SASHA Project is to develop the essential capacities, products, and methods to reposition sweetpotato in food economies to alleviate poverty and undernutrition in Africa.  The specific objectives of the SASHA Project are: To establish efficient population improvement programs at sub-regional level in SSA linked with …

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Where We Work

SASHA works in in 12 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries:    Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Ethiopia Malawi Mozambique Zambia Ghana Nigeria Burundi Madagascar                

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