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Poster 2: Where We Are, and What We Expect to Achieve with OFSP Puree Processing and Storage at Organi in Western Kenya

The introduction of commercialized OFSP production has led to more acreages of land being put under sweetpotato production to meet the ever rising demand for OFSP fresh roots. The accelerated production has in most cases resulted in a lot of post-harvest losses given the poor storage mechanisms at the farm …

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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: Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition in Kenya

SUSTAIN is a 5-year partnership (2013-2018), coordinated by CIP and financed by the UK Department for International Development, to scale up the nutrition benefits of biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). The goal is to reach 1.2 million households with under-5 year old children in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Rwanda. In Kenya, …

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SASHA Brief 2016: The Soft Touch: How Postharvest Handling affects the Quality and Shelf-life of Sweetpotato Roots

Across Kenya, supermarket customers are now buying delicious golden bread made with vitamin A boosting orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée. To meet this demand, a year-round supply of fresh sweetpotato roots is required, and can be achieved through a combination of staggered production and the storage of fresh OFSP roots to …

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CIP Participates at the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2016)

  ‘Seize the moment! Securing Africa’s rise through agricultural transformation’ was the theme and campaign for this year’s African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF2016).  The event brought together over 1,500 delegates who included heads of state and government ministries, development partners, farmer organizations, private sector, eminent thought leaders, researchers, and finance and …

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Presentation 10: Comparison of postharvest handling methods on the quality and shelf-life characteristics of OFSP roots intended for processing into puree

The shelf-life of fresh sweetpotato roots can be improved through avoidance of damage incurred during harvesting and postharvest handling and transport. As fresh orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) roots start to be processed into nutritionally enriched products, more attention needs to focus on the supply of high quality roots to processors. A …

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Presentation 4: OFSP Adoption Improved Dietary Quality: Evidence From Woman and Children In Western Kenya

Micronutrient malnutrition affects millions of people in developing countries, especially vitamin A deficiency is a major health problem in Africa, and it affects the normal growth, vision, and immune system of children, and reduces the labor productivity of the countries. Linking nutrition with the adoption of OFSP increases the intake …

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