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Quality Diets for Better Health Formative Nutrition Report: Assessment of Infant and Young Child Feeding in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region, Ethiopia

Infant and young child feeding in Ethiopia is sub-optimal, and is especially so in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia. The International Potato Center (CIP) and People in Need (PIN) are working with Emory University and local stakeholders to implement the Quality Diets for Better Health (QDBH) …

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SPHI Brief 45: Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (RTC-Action Malawi)

In 2018, with technical backstopping from International Potato Center (CIP), three new OFSP varieties were released in Malawi. These varieties are suitable for different agro-ecological zones of Malawi including drought prone areas. They are suitable for household utilization for food and nutrition security. Further, the varieties have been tested and …

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SPHI Brief 40: A Scaling Up Model for Multiple Biofortified Crops: the Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project

The Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) project has been testing biofortification scaling up model and the achievements so far demonstrate that effective scaling up is dependent on supportive policy environment, strong institutional capacities and proven technologies.

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SPHI Brief 38: Strengthening Institutional Systems for Scaling up OFSP for Improved Nutrition and Food Security in Tigray and SNNPR, Ethiopia

From July 2017 to June 2018, a total of 8.45 million orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) cuttings (1,317,500 in Tigray and 7,131,220 in Southern Nations Nationalities and People Region (SNNPR)) were distributed. These directly reached 19,758 households (HHs): 5,348 HHs in Tigray and 14,410 HHs in SNNPR. In addition, continuous advocacy efforts …

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SPHI Brief 37: Reaching Communities Through School Children – Students as Agents of Change

The International Potato Center (CIP) conducted studies in Nigeria and Ethiopia among school children to understand their response to information they receive about orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). The studies used experimental methods, to introduce OFSP along with nutrition information designed to nudge children to regularly consume OFSP as part of regular …

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