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SPHI Brief 40: A Scaling Up Model for Multiple Biofortified Crops: the Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project

The Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) project has been testing biofortification scaling up model and the achievements so far demonstrate that effective scaling up is dependent on supportive policy environment, strong institutional capacities and proven technologies.

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Building Nutritious Food Baskets – Tanzania Partners Planning Workshop Report

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This report documents the proceedings of the Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) Tanzania partners planning workshop held September 22-23, 2016 at the White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam – Tanzania. It documents the processes and outputs of the workshop, including presentations made in plenary, discussions, and results or outputs of …

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EVIDENCE REPORT No 127: Reducing Hunger and Undernutrition

This case study examines the outcomes if interventions in Tanzania that have promoted the production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) – a biofortified crop with the objective of reducing vitamin A deficiencies. The report contributes to policy efforts to promote nutrition-sensitive agriculture by providing lessons for the introduction …

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Delivering and Disseminating Biofortified Crops in Uganda: Final Report January–December 2012

This is the end of the first year technical report for the project, “Delivering and Disseminating Biofortified Crops in Uganda,” which began in January 2012. During this reporting period, CIP supplied 100 clean in vitro plantlets of each of the four orange sweetpotato (OSP) varieties, Ejumula, Kabode (SPK004/6/6) and Vita (SPK004/6) to Makerere …

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Delivering and Disseminating Biofortified Crops in Uganda: Final Report January–December 2014

During the third year of the “Delivering and Disseminating Biofortified Crops in Uganda” project, the International Potato Center (CIP), in collaboration with the National Crops Resources Research Institute, planted 100 on-farm trials to evaluate six promising orange sweetpotato (OSP) clones in Rakai, Buyende, Oyam, Isingiro, and Kabale districts:1. ‘Ejumula (OP) …

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Delivering and Disseminating Biofortified Crops in Uganda: Final Report January–December 2013

During this reporting period, the promising OSP clones in on-farm and on-station trials; SPK004/2006/1136 and NASPOT7/2006/292 were released by the Variety release Committee as NASPOT 12 O (Namulonge Sweetpotato 12 orange) and NASPOT 13 O, respectively. CIP in collaboration with NaCRRI planted 55 on-farm trials with six OSP clones, Ejumula(OP)2012/3, …

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Delivering and Disseminating Biofortified Crops in Uganda: Quarterly Report July–September 2013

During this reporting period, MAK has continued conserving in vitro plantlets of three OSP varieties (Kabode, Vita and Ejumula) as backup for NaCRRI and BioCrops. BioCrops has since January 2013 delivered 33,200 vines (13,600 of Ejumula, 11,600 of Kabode and 8,000 of Vita) to CIP and vine multipliers. CIP in …

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Delivering and Disseminating Biofortified Crops in Uganda: Midterm Report January–June 2013

During this reporting period, the International Potato Center (CIP) supplied 30 (10- Vita and 20- Kabode) cleaned up (virus free plantlets) to the National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI). Makerere University (MAK) is conserving in vitro plantlets of three orange sweetpotato (OSP) varieties (Kabode, Vita and Ejumula) as backup for …

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Delivering and Disseminating Biofortified Crops in Uganda: Quarterly Report January – March 2013

This is the second year of the project, “Delivering and Disseminating Biofortified Crops in Uganda,” (BIOFORT Uganda). BIOFORT Uganda is a 5 year project with annual contracts to partners. The project is implemented by five partners, the International Potato Center (CIP), HarvestPlus, Makerere University, Department of Agricultural Production, College of …

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