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

Nigeria produces 3.9 Million metric tons/year of sweetpotato (SP) ranking second largest SP producing country in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Despite this huge produce, undernutrition is a challenge cause high mortality to under 5 year children. The Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is a powerhouse that can address nutritional challenges. However, OFSP …

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Dissemination of Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Taking Shape in Nigeria

The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project is a 3-year initiative implemented by the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI). The development goal of RAC is to increase the rates of vitamin A intake in targeted beneficiary countries (primarily Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria, and to a lesser extent …

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Report of the annual review and planning meeting for RAC project

This is a report of the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) annual review and planning meeting. It is documented as successful since it aided to synergize the efforts of the RAC project staff between the 2 partner institutions – International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI), and between …

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

Nigeria is the second largest sweetpotato producing country in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Sweetpotato is the fourth most important root and tuber crop, after cassava, yam and taro. Nigeria still faces the challenge of stunted and underweight among children, and deaths are attributed to undernutrition. Almost 30% of preschool aged children …

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Presentation: Gender and sweetpotato production in Nigeria

This presentation reports on the need for gender balance in sweetpotato production in Nigeria. Though Nigeria is the second largest SP producer, renewed interest in SP research and investment; with focus on Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) can ensure wider impact on household food security and poverty eradication. Little is known …

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Sweetpotato Breeding Activities for 2012 at the NRCRI Umudike, Nigeria.

The main objective for the Sweetpotato Breeding Activities at the NRCRI Umudike, Nigeria was: Development of new sweetpotato varieties that satisfy the agronomic, processing and nutritional requirements of various end users. This presentation covers the progress during the period of the year 2012.

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SWEETPOTATO CHARACTERIZATION IN NIGERIA

  Nigeria has high agronomic potential desired for SP. The crop is considered minor while its production levels are 2nd largest. The challenges faced include local varieties give low yields, lack good quality planting materials, financial constraints and misconceptions to the crop. This study here aims to characterize SP clones …

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Complex Virus Diseases of Sweetpotato

Both components of the virus complex that cause the sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD) in Nigeria can individually be transmitted by their respective vectors from diseased sweetpotato to healthy sweetpotato and to test plant, Ipomoea setosa. But in Isolation, neither the aphid nor the whitefly-transmitted component, both latent in sweetpotato, can …

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