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SASHA Brief 09: Linking decentralized vine multipliers to early generation seed producers

In Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda, we are testing business enterprise models for medium-scale seed multiplication to provide the link between up-stream sources of clean seed and new varieties, and downstream community-based multipliers. After undertaking business skills training, 13 medium-scale seed and root enterprises or cooperatives, are operating on a cost …

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Presentation 06: Capturing Dissemination / DVM Registration and Monitoring

The first part of this presentation was how to capture dissemination of vines in different situations using ODK. In the second part of the presentation, participants were taken through the functions within ODK which would enable them to register key information about the vine multiplier.  The presentation, which included practical demonstrations, …

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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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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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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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The Delegation of EU Ambassador visits SUSTAIN Rwanda, sweetpotato activities in Rulindo and Gakenke districts

EU Ambassador and the Gakenke Vice Mayor cut a celebration sweetpotato cake during their visit to the SUSTAIN project processing unit in the district

On 30th of November 2015, CIP-Rwanda organized a trip for three guests from the Delegation of European Union to visit the International Potato Center’s (CIP) Scaling up Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN Rwanda) project funded by the United Kingdom government department responsible for administering overseas aid, UKAID,  a member …

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