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Presentation 09: Mother Baby Trial Approach In Malawi

In Malawi, over 50,000 tonnes of sweetpotato are produced annually and each district has a certain level of sweetpotato production. However, it is not clear how much OFSP is produced. Out of that produced, it is assumed that majority of it is Zondeni. To better estimate the yield, the mother-baby …

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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 10: Protocols for yield data collection: Focus on crop cuts

Crop cuts have increasingly become important. In 2013, Bill Gates told IFAD, the World Food Programme (WFP), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that the approach being used today to fight against poverty and hunger is outdated and inefficient. He urged these food agencies to commit to a concrete, …

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Presentation 03: Status of Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Progress Towards the SPHI Goal

Jan Low made a presentation about progress towards achieving the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI), which is a multi-partner, multi-donor initiative that seeks to reduce child malnutrition and improve smallholder incomes in 10 million African families by 2020 through the effective production and expanded use of sweetpotato. This …

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Presentation 01: MLE CoP 1 Year After: Update on Progress

The Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Community of Practice (CoP) held it’s annual meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, from 27 to 29 April 2016. In this presentation, the CoP leader presented an update of the progress of the CoP since its inception and first meeting in 2015. 

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Evaluation and large-scale dissemination of orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa

orange-fleshed sweetpotato

Current breeding strategies for sweetpotato in sub Saharan Africa (SSA) emphasizes: breeding orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) with high dry matter content and resistance to sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD), pathogen clean up of promising cultivars for the large scale testing, multiplication and dissemination. Breeding new sweetpotato with high dry matter and high …

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