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Tag Archives: Malawi

SPHI Brief 36: Malawian Consumers are Falling in Love with OFSP Mandazi!

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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SGA progress review: presentation 2: DARS Malawi

DARS Malawi is one of the beneficiaries of financial support through Sub-Grant Agreements (SGAs) to develop models for sustainable production of sweetpotato pre-basic seed by December 2018. This is a presentation of the institutions progress towards this goal.

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SPHI Brief 2016: Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (RTC-Action) Malawi

Given the successful completion of CIP-led potato and sweetpotato projects financed by Irish Aid from 2007 through 2015, a new project has been designed that continues developing potato, orange-fleshed sweetpotato and cassava production and marketing systems all under one five-year project:  Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi …

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SPHI Brief 2016: Feed the Future Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies Project (MISST)

This project aims to provide 62,500 farmers with OFSP planting material. These farmers will gain hands-on experience with the cultivation of available varieties and knowledge on agronomic practices. Project activities are implemented in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence in most Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) in seven districts in …

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SPHI Brief 2016: Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) in Malawi

This flyer outlines the progress made towards achieving the objectives of the SUSTAIN project in Malawi from 2015 to 2016. 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 …

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