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SASHA Brief 2014: 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). Over the years, livestock population growth led to increased competition for grains between food and feed. Further, this is compounded by lack of quality feed and unaffordable quality commercial concentrates. Alternatively, …

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SASHA Brief 2014: Integrating health and agriculture to maximize the nutritional impact of orange-fleshed sweetpotato: The Mama SASHA proof-of-concept project in Western Kenya

In Kenya, Vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem contributing to significant rates of blindness, disease, and pre-mature deaths that extend regionally in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Integrating agriculture and nutritional interventions into antenatal health care services to maximize the potential benefits of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) on the health status …

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Presentation: PROGRESS ON THE COHORT STUDY OF VITAMIN A

This presentation gives a progress overview of ongoing COHORT study in Bungoma Kenya. The main aims is to assess how uptake of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) interventions impacts the Vitamin A, nutrition and health status of mothers and infants. The main report shows progress in data collection and management. Additionally, …

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Presentation: SASHA: Animal feed proof of concept project-Rwanda and Kenya

Animal forages are scarce in quantity and are inadequate in quality especially in dry season. Alternatively, sweetpotato vines can provide more protein and dry matter. This presentation reports on a ‘proof of concept’ project seeking to identify dual purpose SP varieties and appropriate ratio of SP and other feed stuff …

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Determinants of Sweetpotato Commercialization in South Nyanza, Kenya

Sweetpotato serves as an important food security crop in many parts of Kenya, but rarely is a principal food staple or significant cash crop. A structured household survey conducted among 81 sweetpotato growers examines the factors influencing the extent to which farmers engage in commercial sweetpotato production in four distinct …

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MITIGATING NEGATIVE DROUGHT EFFECTS OF SWEETPOTATO PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH TOLERANT CULTIVARS IN KENYA

TOLERANT CULTIVARS

This picture filled and colorful presentation by Benjamin Kivuva is about the mitigation of negative drought effects of sweetpotato productivity through TOLERANT CULTIVARS in Kenya. sweetpotato is grown in the tropics and subtropics  and in Sub-Saharan Africa, it is the 3rd most important root crop and an important root & tuber crop in …

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SPHI Brief 2012: DONATA Enhanced uptake and adoption of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) technologies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

This brief gives an overview of DONATA project carried out in Eastern and Central Africa to contribute in livelihood improvement as well as increase economic growth within resource poor farmers. DONATA operates via a multi-stakeholders platform, with sole goal to strengthen food security and nutrition, increase income and employment opportunities. This …

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DEVELOPMENT OF SWEETPOTATO VARIETIES IN CENTRAL RIFT OF KENYA THROUGH FARMER PARTICIPATORY APPROACH

  Food insecurity is a major threat to Kenya due to food crops susceptibility to diseases and pests. Possible solutions to the challenge include development of crop varieties that meet consumer preference and market needs. This presentation portrays Sweet potato as a security crop during dry season and when other …

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