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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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Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS) for Measurement of Household Food Access: Indicator Guide

In light of the need to build consensus on household food access impact indicators, two strategic objective level indicators of household food access – HDDS and months of inadequate household food provisioning (MIHFP) – were identified during the development of USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP)’s FY05-08 strategy, through …
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Presentation 9: Scaling out potato and sweetpotato interventions in SNNPR and Tigray Ethiopia Product Development Ethiopia

This presentation documents a project set to scale out potato and sweetpotato interventions in Ethiopia. The main focus being to improved food and nutrition security among vulnerable households with young children in Tigray and SNNPR through increased production and consumption of micronutrient-rich sweetpotato and potato varieties as part of diversified …
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SPHI Brief 2013: Orange-fleshed sweetpotato is here to stay in Angola

This brief outlines the trends set in implementing orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) project in Angola. This project’s main objective was to initiate a sustainable increase of the economic contribution of the four major vegetatively propagated crops-banana, cassava, sweetpotato, and potato – for improved food security and poverty reduction in the rural …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Weevil resistant sweetpotato through biotechnology

Weevil’s damage on sweetpotato threatens food security for the poor. Additionally, its production, marketability, and sustainability, especially in areas experiencing longer dry periods. Mitigation procedure applied conventional breeding methods which failed in spite of considerable investments for decades leaving farmers hopeless. This brief report on project aimed at developing weevil …
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