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Tag Archives: Malawi

Flyer: Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato: A nutritious, rich and available source of vitamin A for you and your household

This flyer was developed for promote Orange-fleshed sweetpotato in the project areas that Concern Worldwide and SUSTAIN project work in Malawi. Apart from giving a highlight of how to plant OFSP, it provides information about its nutritional value.

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Poster: Sand storage – an innovation to extend the shelf-life of fresh sweetpotato for home consumption and market sales finding from Ghana and Malawi

African farmers have developed a range of practices in an effort to store sweetpotato roots and extend shelf-life. These include storage in soil, grass or ash, storage in pits, leaving roots in the ground and harvesting piecemeal as required, or processed into sun-dried chips. β-carotene, an important source of dietary vitamin …

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Feed the Future Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies

The International Potato Center (CIP) and its partners in Malawi are implementing the , Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies project which has been designed to expand the production and utilization of nutritious orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in seven districts in USAID’s Feed the Future (FTF) zones of inuence in Malawi. The project will result in improved …

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Presentation 21: Women and men farmers perceptions of economic and health benefits of OFSP in Phalombe and Chikwawa district in Malawi

This paper looks at the perceived economic, health and social benefits of production, commercialization and consumption of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) from the point of view of men and women farmers. It important to understand how men and women farmers perceive benefits as these perceptions may determine whether they adopt bio-fortified …

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Presentation 14: Value chain analysis for Orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Malawi

Sweetpotato remains a very important calorific and economic value chain commodity for the majority of Malawian farmers. While there have been efforts to improve productivity through the introduction of improved varieties, a big gap exists in knowledge of the value chain characteristics and linkages. Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) remains an obscure …

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Presentation 8: Progress on commercialization of OFSP based products in Malawi

This presentation reports on a project progress initiated to commercialize the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) based products in Malawi. The major impacts observed include increased incomes for farmers, formalized OFSP markets establishment, increased accessibility of VitA-rich foods and disease free OFSP vines, and increased yields and better quality roots from improved …

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Rooting Out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato: Year 3 Midterm Report (1 October 2011–30 June 2012)

This report describes the project activities based on the achievement made after two years of implementing the project and the Year 3 project (1 November 2011–30 June 2012)). The project activities fit to the growing season in Malawi usually started in November. That some activities of Year 2 were not …

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