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Tag Archives: Kenya

SASHA Brief 2013: Exploiting sweetpotato as an animal feed in East Africa

East Africa has the highest per capita consumption of livestock products among all the regions in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). High population pressure has led to increased competition for land between food grains and feed resources. The problem is compounded by a lack of quality feed year-round, with major feed shortages …

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Seed Potato Tuber Production and Dissemination: Experiences, Challenges and Prospects

This book documents workshop papers covering the following topics: General papers, rapid multiplication techniques, seed agronomy, participatory seed potato production, crop protection, and socio-economic aspects. Most papers originated from studies in Ethiopia, while about three dealt with aspects of potato production in Eastern Africa and Kenya. Given the fact that …

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SPHI Brief 2015: 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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Presentation: Maternal nutrition outcomes in an integrated agriculture, health and nutrition program in western Kenya

Mama SASHA was a 5 year integrated program that sought to answer the question “can linking vitamin A rich sweet potato to existing health services improve maternal and child nutrition? The project was implemented in eight facilities which were purposively drawn from the larger pool of health facilities in Busia …

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Poster: SUSTAIN Kenya Baseline Survey: Preliminary Findings and Implications for Effective Implementation

A baseline survey was carried out in Western Kenya to determine scaling up Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) performance in promoting adoption of orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). Some major points outlined in this poster include: unfamiliarity with OFSP and its benefits in the region calls for strong and extensive promotion …

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Presentation: Preliminary results from the cohort study of vitamin A in western Kenya

Cohort study of Vitamin A (COVA) is an initiative established to assess differences between intervention and control in communities. In this presentation some preliminary cohort study of Vitamin A results are reported. Additionally, food consumption study to assess the intervention impact is reported along other multiple ongoing studies.

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SASHA Brief 2014: Capacity Building in the Sweetpotato Weevil Resistance Research Component

The development of transgenic sweetpotato with gene(s) for resistance to the African sweetpotato weevils Cylas puncticollis and C. brunneus involves generation, testing and promotion of the new sweetpotato varieties and requires the active participation of scientists, opinion-and decision makers in the country where these varieties are developed. This brief  outlines …

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SPHI Brief 2014: Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition in Kenya

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a significant public health problem in Kenya. Over the past years effort from mama SASHA project combined nutritional counseling linking antenatal and infant health services with OFSP dissemination and agricultural extension, which proved to be very effective in increasing both OFSP adoption and utilization of …

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