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SPHI Brief 2015: Nutritious Orange-Fleshed-Sweetpotato for Niassa, Mozambique

The key aim of the ‘Nutritious Orange-Fleshed-Sweetpotato for Niassa, Mozambique’ project, which began in November 2012, is to improve vitamin A and energy intake for at least 20,000 rural households with women and young children using orange-fleshed sweetpotato focused, food-based approaches that ensure at least 20% of households growing OFSP …
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Poster: Influence of nitrogen fertilizer on yield and nutritional quality of 15 released OFSP varieties in Mozambique

Sweetpotato production experiences a huge yield gap between farmer field and researcher managed farm trials. The major reason is poor soil fertility management and nitrogen (N) depletion. This poster reports on nitrogen management in sweetpotato for Mozambique.
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Preliminary results of the heterosis trial in Mozambique with clones derived from Ugandan inter- and intra- gene pool crosses

The main objective of this presentation was: To demonstrate family means for inter genepool crosses 8A x 8B (64 families) and intra-genepool crosses 8A x 8A (n * n-1) / 2 = 24 families) as well as intra-genepool crosses 8B x 8B (n * n-1) / 2 = 24 families) …
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Flyer: Invest In Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato to Improve Food Security in Mozambique

An estimated 39% of Mozambicans are undernourished and 44 % of children under 5 are stunted . Food security requires not only increased food supply, but also availability, access and proper utilization of food by men, women and children. Sweetpotato, with its broad genetic diversity, provides drought tolerant varieties of …
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Flyer: Holistic Approach to Combating Vitamin A Deficiency is Needed in Nigeria

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a serious public health problem, with 30% of Nigerian preschool aged children deficient in this micronutrient. VAD increases risk of disease, visual impairment and death in children, and night blindness in pregnant and lactating women. Like other forms of under-nutrition, VAD undermines the country’s future …
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Flyer: A Holistic Approach to Combating Vitamin A Deficiency is Needed in Mozambique

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a serious public health problem, with over 69% of preschool aged Mozambican children deficient in this micronutrient. VAD increases risk of disease, visual impairment and death in children, and night blindness in pregnant and lactating women. Like other forms of under-nutrition, VAD undermines the country’s …
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SPHI Brief 2014: Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato for Niassa, Mozambique

This brief report on the Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) project rapid expansion within Niassa one of most remote and sparsely populated areas in Mozambique. As part of the growth research to better understand how to improve young child feeding practices, and initiated market development activities for fresh roots and orange fleshed …
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