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Flyer: The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Nigeria (2011-2014)

Nigeria is the second largest sweetpotato producing country in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with annual production estimated at 3.9 million metric tons per year. Sweetpotato is grown in all 36 states, with significant production in each of the six geo-political regions, with around a third of total production concentrated in the …

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A Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment Report – Nigeria

The situation analysis examined the literature and information from both primary and secondary sources on sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) and orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in three north central geopolitical zones of Nigeria, namely Benue, Kwara and Nasarawa States . The broad objective of this situation analysis was to provide clear understanding of …

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Poster: Growth and yield responses of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties to propagules sources in rainforest and savannah zones of Nigeria

In Nigeria, many farmers use planting material from previous seasons. As it is a vegetatively propagated crop, sweetpotato vine cuttings are prone to disease and pest buildup which is transferred from one generation to the next resulting in low yield (6-7ton/ha) in farmers field. This poster depicts a field trial …

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Poster: Jumpstarting OFSP in school menus: Intricacies of a single market and indications of a baseline study

School feeding in Nigeria provides a variety of meals (including OFSP) to pupils, as a mean to fight against vitamin A deficiency. In addition, it provides income to caterers & farmers. Even though OFSP is highly accepted by pupils and stakeholders, developing other markets is necessary  so as to absorb …

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Presentation 18: Transformation of OFSP vines to Pottage: The case of SchoolFeeding in Osun State, Nigeria

The adoption of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in Osun state, Nigeria is reported to have transformed thousands of households. This presentation reports mainly about the school feeding programs in Nigeria. This program was perceived as an outlet for creating demand for OFSP. The main outcomes include increased acceptability of OFSP pottage, …

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Presentation 5: Optimization of frying conditions and effect of storage on quality attributes of sweetpotato crisps from different varieties

Fried crisps and street-vended chunky fried chips from sweetpotato have been found to be among the products that are capable of increasing utilization of sweetpotato in Nigeria, and also has high commercial potential. Sweetpotato crisps could be marketed as highly nutritious snack foods, particularly the orange-fleshed varieties. However, differences in …

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Reaching Agents of Change Training of Trainers Course Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato

This is a Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) announcement for a gender sensitive training of trainers (ToT) course: “Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato’’. The overall objective of this training is to build the capacity of national implementing agencies in the region to drive uptake of OFSP.

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Reaching Agents of Change: Training of Trainers Course – Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato

This is a Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) announcement for a gender sensitive training of trainers (ToT) course: “Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato’’. The overall objective of this training is to build the capacity of national implementing agencies in the region to drive uptake of OFSP.

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