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Quality Diets for Better Health – Baseline Report

The Quality Diets for Better Health Project is implemented by CIP, People in Need (PIN) and Rollins School for Public Health at Emory University in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) in Ethiopia. The project is financed by the European Union The report presents the results of 1451 interviews …
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2019 SPHI Brief 33. Strengthening institutional systems for scaling up OFSP for improved nutrition and food security in Tigray and SNNPR, Ethiopia

From July 2017 to May 2019, a total of 8.45 million orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) cuttings (1,317,500 in Tigray and 7,131,220 in Southern Nations Nationalities and People Region (SNNPR)) were distributed. These directly reached 19,758 households (HHs): 5,348 HHs in Tigray and 14,410 HHs in SNNPR. In addition, continuous advocacy efforts …
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2019 SPHI Brief 29. Scaling sweetpotato-led interventions to improve smallholders’ nutrition and food security in Tigray Region, Ethiopia.

1 million vines have been distributed to 1,072 households in Tigray region of Ethiopia. The capacity of extension service delivery partners (agriculture and health extension), model farmers, and women development team leaders for sustainable production of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) was strengthened. Additionally, 457 trainers including extension officers, model farmers and …
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SPHI Brief 45: Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (RTC-Action Malawi)

In 2018, with technical backstopping from International Potato Center (CIP), three new OFSP varieties were released in Malawi. These varieties are suitable for different agro-ecological zones of Malawi including drought prone areas. They are suitable for household utilization for food and nutrition security. Further, the varieties have been tested and …
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SPHI Brief 38: Strengthening Institutional Systems for Scaling up OFSP for Improved Nutrition and Food Security in Tigray and SNNPR, Ethiopia

From July 2017 to June 2018, a total of 8.45 million orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) cuttings (1,317,500 in Tigray and 7,131,220 in Southern Nations Nationalities and People Region (SNNPR)) were distributed. These directly reached 19,758 households (HHs): 5,348 HHs in Tigray and 14,410 HHs in SNNPR. In addition, continuous advocacy efforts …
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Orange-fleshed sweetpotato experience highlighted at 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town, South Africa

  Written by Dr. Jan Low One of the Global Challenges being addressed at the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security, held 3rd -6th December, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa, was how sustainable agriculture could serve the foundation of food security and exploit its potential to secure livelihoods. …

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Presentation 12: Low-Cost Technologies for Value Addition of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato by Smallholder Farmers in Western Kenya

Sweetpotato is an important drought-resistant crop grown in Western Kenya. It is mostly grown by small-scale farmers for subsistence although its commercialisation is beginning to gain importance. Significant progress has been made by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) and stakeholders to introduce superior yielding varieties including Orange …
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