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Tag Archives: Nutrition value of OFSP

Orange Sweet Potato, Again?

Orange-fleshed sweetpotato is chock-full of vitamin A and is spreading its goodness in Africa where people are in desperate need of dietary vitamin A. Read the full article on International Food Policy Research Institute’s website.

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The potential impact of orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes on vitamin A intake in Sub-Saharan Africa

A recent ex ante impact assessment indicates that orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes can make a major contribution to alleviating vitamin A malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Replacing the white-fleshed varieties now grown by farmers with new high ß-carotene cultivars that meet local preferences would benefit an estimated 50 million children under age 6 …

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HarvestPlus Nutrition Training Charts

This document is a chart format document on HarvestPlus Nutrition. The chart sheet is based on “A good mixed meal” with emphasis on the importance of having food from every group. The chart also emphasizes  the role of Vitamin A for health, immunity, vision especially in the night and growth and …

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This manual has been developed for the extension workers that will be involved in training nutrition promoters in various aspects of nutrition, child feeding and nutrition care for the sick child. It is a guide that takes the trainer through the different aspects with suggestions of training methods and activities …

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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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SPHI Brief 2015: Integrating Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato in Zambia – Oct 2011- Sept 2015

This flyer is a summary of the objectives, achievements, lessons learnt and future plans of a four year project that aimed to improve vitamin A and energy intake for at least 15,000 rural households growing and consuming OFSP, of which 75% should be women with children under 5 years of …

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SPHI Brief 2015: Rooting Out Hunger in Malawi Transitioning into a National Roots and Tuber development program

The Rooting Out Hunger project is implemented in in Chikwawa, Phalombe, and Zomba districts and is extending into neighboring Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Mwanza, and Nsanje districts; all located in Southern Malawi. The first phase focused on promoting the adoption and appropriate use of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) as a food-based approach in …

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