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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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Poster: Breeding and disseminating early maturing, vitamin A rich sweetpotato in Burkina Faso

In the Sudano-Sahelian zone like Burkina Faso, the rainy season is shorter with periods of drought of varying lengths, while the prevalence of acute malnutrition is over emergency thresholds. To contribute to building resilient food and nutrition systems suitable sweetpotato varieties are expected to be orange-fleshed and better fit in …

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DVM Mapping and Monitoring Tool

One of the strategies employed to improve access to clean planting OFSP vines is through establishment of multipliers closest to farmers. These multipliers, often referred to as Decentralized Vine Multipliers (DVMs) receive training on sweetpotato agronomy and other important aspects of OFSP production and dissemination. The DVMs are then expected …

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Poster 7: Approaches Enhancing Dissemination of OFSP Technologies in Western Kenya

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) has various flesh colours.  Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is important for both food security and nutrition because of its provision of vitamin A. Factors limiting adoption of OFSP include; inadequate quality seed, poor agronomic practices and general lack of information on the OFSP value chain. Kenya Agricultural …

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