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SPHI Brief 25: Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato is Gradually Becoming a Commercial Crop in Western Kenya

As the Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program completes the third and final year, strong linkages have been established between private buyers, processors, traders, commercial root farmers and decentralized vine multipliers (DVMs). The linkages developed by the program over the past 3 years have accelerated OFSP marketing, giving rise to …

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SPHI Brief 24: The Feed the Future Rwanda Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) for Income and Nutrition Activity

By the end of the third year, the project has directly reached 207,267 households with OFSP and other 144,105 households indirectly in partnership with the Government of Rwanda and other partners. Decentralized vine multipliers (DVMs) have sold vines worth US $411,529. Farmers have sold sweetpotato roots worth US $114,250. It …

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SPHI Brief 21: Feed the Future Rwanda: Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) for Income and Nutrition Activity

Significant investment in Rwanda’s agricultural sector has played an important role in the rapid and sustained economic growth which the nation has witnessed in recent years. This growth has benefited millions of smallholder farmers and contributed to the steadily declining poverty rate throughout the country. Despite these advances, however, the …

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Presentation: Integrating OFSP as part of Enhanced Homestead Food Production

This presentation talks about the Enhanced Homestead Food Production (EHFP) approach, which seeks to improve the nutritional status of children under five years of age, Pregnant, breastfeeding and women in their reproductive age. It is also highlighting the achievements, constraints and recommendations of the CHANGE project – a multiple country project that …

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Maximising incomes from sweet potato production as a contribution to rural livelihoods

    This publication contains final project report on crop postharvest procedures in Tanzania. Crop perishability and problems with in-ground storage, fronts crops as seasonal and with consequent peaks and troughs in prices. Therefore appropriate form of on-farm fresh-root storage can enable farmers to market their produce at times outside …

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