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Project Achievement by 30 April 2014: Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato funded by Irish Aid

Rooting out Hunger in Malawi

This is a summary report of phase 1 of the project ‘Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato’ which was a 4.5 year project funded by Irish Aid from 1 October 2009 to 30 April 2014. Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato was a 4.5 …

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Rooting Out Hunger In Malawi With Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato: Phase 1 Achievements (1st October 2009 to 30th April 2014)

By the end of the 4.5 year Phase 1 of the Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) project over 190,000 households received OFSP planting material through a multiple partner approach. OFSP is being fully integrated into the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) effort to combat malnutrition at the …

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Achievements and Lessons Learned from PHASE I of Rooting out Hunger in Malawi (1st Oct 2009 – April 2014)

This presentation by Putri Erna Abidin & team is on the conceptual framework for Rooting out Hunger project which was based on OFSP-led food-based approach, which had 3 linked pillars: 1. Linking agriculture 2. Nutrition 3. Marketing. The colorful, picture-based presentation was done at the 5th annual technical meeting, SPHI-SASHA …

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Breaking postharvest bottlenecks: Long-term sweetpotato storage in adverse climates

This colorful presentation by Erna Abidin and the CIP, CRS, Mzuzu-CADECOM team in Malawi is about the progress on Phase 1 of the project ‘Rooting out hunger in Malawi with OFSP’. It covers the strategic plans, the trial set up and data collection during the period of the project. The …

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Rooting out hunger in Malawi with nutritious orange-fl eshed sweetpotato: A baseline survey report. Blantyre, Malawi

Deficiencies of micronutrients such as vitamin A are widespread, especially in Africa. In Malawi, vitamin A deficiency is a public health concern. About 60% of children under five, 57% of nonpregnant women, and 38% of men and school-age children have vitamin A deficiency. Orangefleshed sweetpotato (OFSP), one of the crops …

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Rooting out hunger in Malawi with nutritious orange-fleshed sweetpotato: A baseline survey report

Deficiencies of micronutrients such as vitamin A are widespread, especially in Africa. In Malawi, vitamin A deficiency is a public health concern. About 60% of children under five, 57% of nonpregnant women, and 38% of men and school-age children have vitamin A deficiency. Orangefleshed sweetpotato (OFSP), one of the crops …

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Presentation 09: Mother Baby Trial Approach In Malawi

In Malawi, over 50,000 tonnes of sweetpotato are produced annually and each district has a certain level of sweetpotato production. However, it is not clear how much OFSP is produced. Out of that produced, it is assumed that majority of it is Zondeni. To better estimate the yield, the mother-baby …

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