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Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative Status of Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa: September 2018

Significant progress was made in terms of beneficiaries reached with improved sweetpotato vines during this update period. More than 1 million direct and indirect beneficiaries were reached, with majority being in Tanzania and Uganda, countries where Farm Concern International has a large-scale dissemination and outreach program under its SeFaMaCo project. …
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SPHI Brief 20: Monitoring Decentralized Vine Multipliers as One Part of Improving Planting Material Access

The Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) recognizes that to meet its target of reaching ten million households with improved varieties of sweetpotato by 2020, there is a need for a strong seed system that ensures multiplication and dissemination of good quality and virus-free vines to root producers. A …
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SASHA Brief 11: The “Missing Middle”- Linking Decentralized Vine Multipliers to Early Generation Seed Producers in Uganda

In Uganda, CIP is testing seed business enterprise models for medium-scale multiplication to provide the link between upstream sources of clean planting materials (pre-basic seed) and new varieties and down-stream community-based vine multipliers (DVMs). After undertaking business skills training, 9 (8 male, 1 female) medium scale seed and root enterprises …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Africa Rising – Integrating Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Scaling Out in Zambia

With funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CIP, through Africa Rising/International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is scaling up scaling up the dissemination of the OFSP varieties and associated production technologies to reach 8,000 farming households in the Eastern Province of Zambia in the 2015/16 season. …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Feed the Future Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies Project (MISST)

This project aims to provide 62,500 farmers with OFSP planting material. These farmers will gain hands-on experience with the cultivation of available varieties and knowledge on agronomic practices. Project activities are implemented in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence in most Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) in seven districts in …
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Presentation 21: Women and men farmers perceptions of economic and health benefits of OFSP in Phalombe and Chikwawa district in Malawi

This paper looks at the perceived economic, health and social benefits of production, commercialization and consumption of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) from the point of view of men and women farmers. It important to understand how men and women farmers perceive benefits as these perceptions may determine whether they adopt bio-fortified …
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SASHA Brief 2011: Marando Bora “Better vines” – For higher sweetpotato production in the Lake Zone of Tanzania

In Tanzania’s Lake Zone, sweetpotato is a critical food security crop as it supplements maize and cassava and serves as a stand by when other staples fail due to drought and disease. The orange-fleshed varieties (OFSP) offer high beta-carotene levels to combat vitamin A deficiency. It’s cropping cycle is short …
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Tudo o Que Sempre Quis Saber sobre a Batata-doce – Volume 3

Este manual contém “Tudo o que sempre quis saber sobre a batata-doce”. Esperamos que o manual seja útil para os que estão envolvidos na capacitação de extensionistas e pessoal de ONGs a diferentes níveis, e que estes por sua vez irão capacitar produtores duma maneira prática que os ajuda a construir as …
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