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Rooting Out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato: Year 3 Annual Report (1st November 2011–31st October 2012)

The Rooting Out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Project is a 4.5-year, multi-partner effort to improve vitamin A and energy intake among at least 70,000 households with young children (the group most vulnerable to vitamin A deficiency) by expanding OFSP production and consumption in four target districts. The …

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Annex 11: Initial observation: Intercropping Maize and Orange-fleshed sweetpotato at Bvumbwe Research Station in the 2010/2011 rainy season

In the 2010/2011 rainy season, an initial demo trial of Intercropping maize and sweetpotato was conducted at Bvumbwe Research Station. Our objective was to find out the best combination between maize and sweetpotato which were intercropped. In this demo trial, we could not include the sole cropping of maize and …

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Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato: Year 2 Midterm Report (1 October 2010–31 March 2011)

In Malawi, maize is the most important food crop, followed by cassava, sweetpotato, and sorghum. However, sweetpotato is currently one of the most widely grown crops and, as a major food source, is increasingly contributing to the food basket in Malawi. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security estimates sweetpotato …

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SPHI Brief 2013: Rooting out hunger in Malawi with nutritious Orange-fleshed sweetpotato

Malnutrition among young children remains one of the biggest challenges in Malawi rural. Agriculture is the major occupation in rural areas, getting this sector moving is critical for food security and poverty reduction. Maize is the most important food crop, followed by cassava, sweetpotato, Irish potato, and sorghum. Sweetpotato is …

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Building a Sustainable Sweetpotato Seed System in Malawi: Experiences from the “Rooting out Hunger in Malawi” Project

The project “Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP)” was launched in October 2009 for the benefit of women and children in the country. This 4.5-year effort targets 70,000 households to improve vitamin A and energy intake using improved sweetpotato varieties. It also seeks to boost yields …

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SPHI Brief 2015: Rooting Out Hunger in Malawi Transitioning into a National Roots and Tuber development program

The Rooting Out Hunger project is implemented in in Chikwawa, Phalombe, and Zomba districts and is extending into neighboring Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Mwanza, and Nsanje districts; all located in Southern Malawi. The first phase focused on promoting the adoption and appropriate use of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) as a food-based approach in …

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