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An Orphan Crop, The Orange-Fleshed Sweet potato, in West Africa: Can We Reposition it?

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) was not an important crop in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, West Africa, in the past decades. An effort has been made to reposition the sweet potato crop in West Africa. Orange-Fleshed Sweet potato (OFSP) cultivar was used as an entry point while properly designing …

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Jumpstarting Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato in West Africa through diversified market, hereafter referred to as Jumpstarting Project, is a 3 years project managed by International Potato Center (CIP). The project started in 2014 and is being implemented in 3 West African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria. The overall goal …

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SPHI Brief 09: Jumpstarting OFSP in West Africa

We used various markets as entry points for developing value chains for orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) at pilot sites in Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. By the end of the project, farmers in each area were profitably growing increasing amounts of OFSP for market and home consumption, and viable seed businesses …

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