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SPHI Brief 2013: Sweetpotato alleviating food insecurity and malnutrition in Ethiopia

This brief documents the achievements of two projects implemented in Ethiopia. The first project ‘‘Better potato for a better life’’ sought to significantly improve food security and diet quality of vulnerable households. While second one ‘‘Alleviation of food insecurity and malnutrition via orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP)’’. Implementation of these project demonstrated …

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SASHA Brief 2014: Getting Sweetpotato Varieties to Farmers Faster: The Accelerated Breeding Scheme (ABS)

The shortage of high quality planting material and lack of improved orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties is the most important constraints to sweetpotato production in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Conventional breeding is time consuming hence need for alternative technology such as Accelerated Breeding schemes (ABS). This approach documents solid evidence generated …

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Presentation: Working with the informal sweetpotato seed system to deliver benefits in the Lake Zone of Tanzania

Tanzania’s lake region is a major sweetpotato (SP) production area as SP is important to small holder farmers. Limited quality planting materials and information are prime constraint to SP continuous production. This presentation reports on informal seed systems impact as compared to formal sector potential. Major study findings include increased …

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