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Tag Archives: Market chains

SASHA Brief 2011: Sweetpotato Super Foods in Rwanda market chains that work for women and for the poor

Rwanda has the highest sweetpotato (SP) production per capita in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Its population is expected to double by 2020 as well as rate of urbanization. Urban consumers demand more processed, faster cooking foods than their rural counterparts. On other hand, SP is increasingly important food security crop in …

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SASHA Brief 2015: Rwanda Sweetpotato Super Foods Market Chains that Work for Women and for the Poor

This flyer outlines the findings of the Rwanda Sweetpotato Super Foods  Project, which sought to build an effective public-private sector partnership, and to investigate whether sweetpotato processed products are profitable and acceptable to urban consumers. The project was implemented in four districts in Rwanda (Rulindo, Gakenke, Muhanga and Kamonyi). 

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SPHI Brief 2015: Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato on the Home Grown School Feeding Menu in Nigeria

Sweetpotato for health and wealth in Nigeria and Jumpstarting OFSP in West Africa for diversified markets are two projects that focus on development of the value chain for health and wealth of the rural households in Nigeria, working in Osun and Kwara states. Out of search for OFSP demand at …

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SPHI Brief 2015: Jumpstarting Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato in West Africa through Diversified Markets

This flyer describes the objectives, activities, and progress made in implementing a three-year project that targets informal and formal orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) markets in Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso between June 2014 and July 2015. The project is working towards four major outcomes at each target location: to establish commercial …

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Potato and Sweetpotato in Africa: Transforming the Value Chains for Food and Nutrition Security

Potato and Sweetpotato in Africa: Transforming the Value Chains for Food and Nutrition Security is a comprehensive examination of the fastest expanding food crops in sub-Saharan Africa. Potato and sweetpotato are two of the most important crop plants in the world, and of increasing prominence in sub-Saharan Africa. Expanding faster …

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Determinants of Sweetpotato Commercialization in South Nyanza, Kenya

Sweetpotato serves as an important food security crop in many parts of Kenya, but rarely is a principal food staple or significant cash crop. A structured household survey conducted among 81 sweetpotato growers examines the factors influencing the extent to which farmers engage in commercial sweetpotato production in four distinct …

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Challenge Theme Paper 4: Sweetpotato Value Chains

This paper is part of a series of theme papers compiled into an International Potato Center Social Science Working Paper entitled Unleashing the Potential of Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Challenges and Way Forward. They were prepared in preparation for a Sweetpotato Challenge Workshop held in July 2008 in Addis Ababa. …

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