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In 2018, with technical backstopping from International Potato Center (CIP), three new OFSP varieties were released in Malawi. These varieties are suitable for different agro-ecological zones of Malawi including drought prone areas. They are suitable for household utilization for food and nutrition security. Further, the varieties have been tested and …
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SPHI Brief 43: Developing Integrated Value Chains to Enhance Rural Smallholders’ Incomes and Food (DIVERSIFY) Project-Malawi
The project has reached 3,000 household farmers with orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) planting material, conducted value addition training and home-based food processing to 100 lead farmers who are continuing to reach beneficiaries.
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A recent study conducted by the project revealed that up to 40% of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) puree can be used in the production of mandazi with even better sensory attributes than mandazi made from 100% wheat flour. The study also demonstrated that incorporating OFSP in production of mandazi is profitable. …
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SASHA Brief 03: Revolutionizing Sweetpotato Breeding Through Heterosis Exploiting Breeding Schemes – How Far are we?
Exploitation of hybrid vigor is one of the hallmarks of modern plant and animal breeding, but until recently had not been seriously considered by root and tuber breeders. In sweetpotato breeding, we have made exciting progress developing and implementing heterosis exploiting breeding schemes (HEBS) and are now applying this approach …
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Poster 2 – MISST Malawi: Formalizing sweetpotato seed system: experiences from MISST project in Malawi
This poster was presented at the seventh consultation of the Sweetpotato Seed Systems CoP was held in Mukono, Uganda from 13th to 14th June 2017. The theme of the meeting was ‘Towards upscaling sweetpotato seed production and delivery of quality planting materials in sub-Saharan Africa.
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