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A Study of Household Food security and Adoption of Biofortified Crop Varieties in Tanzania: The Case of Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato

Food insecurity has become a key issue in the field of development in recent years with major inadequate intake of vitamin A-rich foods. Specifically, vitamin A deficiency (VAD) remains a major health problem among poor developing-country households, especially in Africa. Efforts to combat VAD currently focuses on food-based approach that …

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Reaching Agents of Change (RAC); National workshop to discuss the advocacy and resources mobilization strategy

This document contains the proceedings from a two days’ workshop that involved cross-cutting stakeholders in the health, nutrition and agriculture sectors brainstorming and set footing on the development of an advocacy strategy for promotion of production and consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes in Tanzania. Briefly, Reaching Agents of Change …

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Poster: Sweet Potato Sensory Evaluation

This poster reports on sensory evaluation for sweetpotato. Based upon the results the authors conclude that orange fleshed sweetpotato can be promoted in developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as a nutritious and not a poor man’s crop as may have been perceived. Sweetpotatoes can also be used to combat …

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Presentation: Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project; Achievements: Advocacy under RAC

This presentation focuses on the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) goals to generate new investments through governments, donors and NGOs; in efforts to scale up investments in Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). Further, the key achievements at country level and sub-regional and regional advocacy for use of OFSP as tool to …

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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: Reaping the benefits from investments in breeding in Mozambique

Breeding has been long recognized for ability to produce crops with desired traits. Sweetpotato is short maturity crop providing reliable yields under a variety of adverse conditions. This project brief outlines a 5 year project conducted in Mozambique to provide solution food and nutrition insecurity. The main approach outlined is …

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This document reports on advocacy strategy developed for the Reaching agents of change (RAC). The RAC project aims at increasing investments and commitment to the dissemination and use of Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) as a means to combat Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) and food insecurity in Africa. It is understood that …

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Sweetpotato Breeding in Ghana in Partnership with the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Inititiative

Sweetpotato is increasingly important in African agriculture for combating food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly vitamin A deficiency. The Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) aims to reposition sweetpotato in African food economies, and improve the lives of 10 million families by 2020. The SPHI works through diverse research and …

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