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SPHI Brief 25: Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato is Gradually Becoming a Commercial Crop in Western Kenya

As the Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program completes the third and final year, strong linkages have been established between private buyers, processors, traders, commercial root farmers and decentralized vine multipliers (DVMs). The linkages developed by the program over the past 3 years have accelerated OFSP marketing, giving rise to …
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SPHI Brief 24: The Feed the Future Rwanda Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) for Income and Nutrition Activity

By the end of the third year, the project has directly reached 207,267 households with OFSP and other 144,105 households indirectly in partnership with the Government of Rwanda and other partners. Decentralized vine multipliers (DVMs) have sold vines worth US $411,529. Farmers have sold sweetpotato roots worth US $114,250. It …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Viable Sweetpotato Technologies in Africa (VISTA) Tanzania project

This brief provides highlights of the activities and strategies employed by the VISTA project in Tanzania between July 2015 and June 2016.  The overall goal of this 3 year project, is to contribute to improved dietary diversity, food security and incomes in Tanzania, especially among households with children under five …
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