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2019 SPHI Brief 30. HARVESTPLUS enhancing on-farm access to vitamin A sweetpotato pathogen-tested planting material in Uganda: Strategies for sustainable adoption.

On-farm performance of sweetpotato pathogen-tested (PT) planting material has been reported giving over 80 percent yield increase, especially in sweet potato virus disease (SPVD) susceptible varieties. Inspection and certification guidelines to support the current Seeds and Plant Regulations (2017) have been revised to ensure quality control along the sweetpotato seed …
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SPHI Brief 05: Positioning Biofortification and HarvestPlus at National Level

Under the USAID-funded project, Meals for Nutrition: Biofortified Solutions (MENU), HarvestPlus has reached a total of 10,358 farmers (8,912 females and 1,446 males) with orange sweetpotato vines in 13 districts between October 2016 and September 2017, through six partner NGOS. The Uganda Multi-sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project is scaling-up …
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Lessons from orange sweetpotato saturation and thought leader experiments for promoting adoption in uganda

This study uses a randomized saturation experiment and influential technology promoters to test strategies to promote diffusion of two highly nutritious agricultural crop technologies in Uganda to measure which approaches are most cost-effective at achieving high adoption rates. The crops are conventionally bred varieties of vitamin-A-rich orange sweet potato (OSP) …

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Presentation 6C – Handout: Can Agricultural Technology Diffusion be Harnessed to Reduce Malnutrition? Experimental Evidence from Uganda

This study uses a randomized saturation experiment and influential technology promoters to test strategies to promote diffusion of two highly nutritious agricultural crop technologies in Uganda to measure which approaches are most cost-effective at achieving high adoption rates. The crops are conventionally bred varieties of vitamin-A-rich orange sweet potato (OSP) …
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SPHI Brief 2016: HarvestPlus Uganda Counting the Gains: Accelerating Nutrition and Public Health with Biofortified Crops

Micronutrient malnutrition is one of Uganda’s biggest health concerns. We want to contribute to the reduction of micronutrient malnutrition and improve dietary intakes of vitamin A and iron among 3,000,000 vulnerable households by 2021, by increasing the production and consumption of orange sweetpotato (OSP) and high iron beans in Uganda. …
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