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SPHI Brief 2013: Integrating Orange – for higher sweetpotato production in the Eastern province of Zambia

Sweetpotato is a critical food security crop in the Eastern province of Zambia. It supplements maize and cassava and serves as a stand-by when other staples fail due to drought or disease. This potential is compromised by lack of sufficient and timely access to disease free or ‘‘clean’’ planting material. …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Improving access to timely and quality sweetpotato vines in Tanzania

This brief documents SASHA efforts to improve access to timely and quality sweetpotato vines in Tanzania. The impact left six months after the end of the project, saw the Decentralized Vine Multipliers (DVMs) continue to respond to the need for quality vines in their communities and see opportunities for additional …
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SPHI Brief 2014: Integrating Orange-For better access to vitamin A rich sweetpotato in the Eastern Province of Zambia

In Zambia, sweetpotato (SP) is ranked after maize and cassava. SP supplements and or serves as stand-by incase of drought or disease attack to other crops. The orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) offers high Beta-carotene level with potential combat Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). This potential is compromised due to lack of sufficient and …
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Presentation: Decentralised Vine Multipliers: Practice after Project? Experiences from Marando Bora, Lake Zone Tanzania

Tanzania’s lake region has approximately 15 million inhabitants and practice farming majorly maize, rice, cassava and banana. Sweetpotato is not prioritized crop with availability of other food crops. However, with factors affecting these food crops productivity, the Marando Bora project was initiated to disseminate sweetpotato knowledge and planting materials (Vines). …
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SPHI Brief 2012: Mitigating disaster and fighting vitamin A deficiency with new drought-tolerant, Orange fleshed sweetpotato

The recent drought experienced in southern and central Mozambique calls for mitigation strategies such as disseminating new varieties of orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) with desired traits. This move presents unique challenge to improve household’s livelihood through Vitamin A intakes among other attributes. This brief outlines the achievements realized in this …
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