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Poster:The impact of school nutritional campaigns on OFSP adoption and food security among smallholder farming households in Tigray region, Ethiopia

Malnutrition is a major challenge in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. This is majorly contributed by heavy dependence on starchy cereals, low dietary diversity and limited consumption of vitamin A-rich foods. Integrating locally adapted, drought tolerant and nutritious crops into local farming systems can potentially address these problems. Production and …

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Poster: A food based approach to reduce vitamin A deficiency in Southern Ethiopia: A cross sectional study of maternal nutrition and health indicators

Vitamin A is a micronutrient essential for proper growth and development. Children and pregnant women are most susceptible to vitamin A deficiency (VAD) because of the higher intake requirements needed during critical growth periods. VAD is a serious but preventable public health problem in Ethiopia. Consumption of foods rich in …

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SPHI Brief 2014: Alleviating of Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Tigray and SNNPR in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is characterized with persistent food shortage which can be reversed through adoption of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). Two projects initiated to alleviate food insecurity and malnutrition, and to link agriculture and health proved that community cooking is an effective tool for increasing consumption of OFSP, for disseminating nutrition knowledge …

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SPHI Brief 2014: Scaling-out sweetpotato and potato-led interventions to improve nutrition and food security in Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region

Ethiopia’s major public health problems include chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. A particular concern is the Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) affecting pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children under 5 years. To address this concerns integration of nutritious crop such as Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) into local farming and marketing system …

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SPHI Brief 2012: Tackling food insecurity and malnutrition in Ethiopia through diversification

Ethiopia is second most populated sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) country. Further, food insecurity is a major and ever worsening problem. Underlying causes include rapidly increasing population pressure, low productivity of the agricultural sector, widespread environmental degradation and recurrent droughts. Sweetpotato is ideally suited as a post-emergency rehabilitation crop in Ethiopia. Progress …

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SPHI Brief 2012: DONATA Enhanced uptake and adoption of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) technologies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

This brief gives an overview of DONATA project carried out in Eastern and Central Africa to contribute in livelihood improvement as well as increase economic growth within resource poor farmers. DONATA operates via a multi-stakeholders platform, with sole goal to strengthen food security and nutrition, increase income and employment opportunities. This …

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Summary of progress on orange-fleshed sweetpotato research and development in Ethiopia

Summery Progress on OFSP

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) remains an important public health problem in developing countries like Ethiopia. Orange fleshed sweetpotato varieties have high contents of β-carotenoid and potentially can reduce the effects of vitamin A deficiency. To this effect, vitamin A for Africa (VITAA) was initiated. A planning work shop on “Combating …

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