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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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SPHI Brief 2016: Better Potato for a Better Life: Reducing Food Insecurity and Dependence on Cereals in Amhara Oromia, Tigray and SNNP regions of Ethiopia

This brief outlines the work done to achieve the goal of enhanced rural incomes, food security and nutrition in four regions of Ethiopia through resilient and profitable potato and swetpotato value chains. It describes the progress made between June 2015 and July 20156in implementing activities that are geared towards increasing …
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APA Poster: Contribution of sweetpotato for food and nutrition security in Madagascar

This poster was presented during the African Potato Association (APA) 2016 in Addis Ababa. Since 1990, FIFAMANOR has worked on sweet potato research and extension in order to improve the food and nutrient security. The objective is to identify high yielding variety, adapted to the agro-ecological condition, resistant to the biotic …
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