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Presentation: Factors affecting women’s participation in sweetpotato markets for vines, fresh roots and processed products in Malawi

This paper examines the commercialization of sweetpotato vines, sweet potato fresh root markets and marketing of sweet potato processed products in Malawi from a gender perspective. The purpose is to understand gender related opportunities and obstacles related to taking advantage of potential gains from commercialization of the sweet potato chain …

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The Thobwa la Zondeni Magic

We have known that sweet potatoes are mostly eaten by boiling the roots. This is however not for Michesi. Not only do they eat roots, leaves and other processed products but strikingly important is that they take Porridge produced from it which is fondly called Thobwa la Zondeni.

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Presentation: Achievements and Lessons Learned from PHASE I of Rooting out Hunger in Malawi

This is final project report presentation. It outlines the achievement and lessons from phase one. Briefly, rooting out hunger from Malawi project linked three pillars, agriculture, nutrition and marketing. These pillars were initially developed and tested in Mozambique. Among its major achievements were, distribution of clean improved Orange fleshed sweetpotato …

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SPHI Brief 2014: Rooting Out Hunger In Malawi With Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato: Phase 1 Achievements

In Malawi, agriculture is the major occupation in rural areas. Despites varied farming practices the government of Malawi is facing and committed to poverty eradication through Agriculture. Among the major crops sweetpotato is ranked 3rd. This brief presents initiative to rooting out hunger in Malawi with nutritious Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP). …

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SPHI Brief 2014: SUSTAIN Malawi: Scaling Sweetpotato in the Malawian Context

Malawi sweetpotato farmers face underappreciation of their products leading lack of utilization in sustainable food security. Further, though high yielding high Vitamin A varieties exist, farmers do not yet have access to them. This results in missed opportunities for learning and scaling. This brief, highlights the role of Scaling up …

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Presentation: Reaching the most vulnerable: Sustainable sweetpotato vine preservation in dry land areas of Malawi

In Malawi, sweetpotato (SP) is widely grown and is a major supplement in shortage of maize and other food crops. The SP production and diversification is expected to expand with facilitation by government and development partners. This drive results from the need for good caloric intake in the country. However, …

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Progress of sweetpotato breeding in Malawi

sweetpotato breeding in Malawi

In this presentation Felistus Chipungu talks about the progress of sweetpotato breeding in Malawi and what they aim to achieve in future.   The Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) is a five-year initiative designed to improve the food security and livelihoods of poor families in SubSaharan …

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Annex 2: A Training of Trainers' Module for OFSP Processing

The role of sweetpotato in Malawi is becoming more important and substantial, as the government has recognized its significant potential to contribute to food security, especially in densely populated areas where landholding size is severely constrained. Furthermore, OFSP can contribute to combating vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and can also serve …

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