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Tag Archives: Nutrition

SPHI Brief 36: Malawian Consumers are Falling in Love with OFSP Mandazi!

A recent study conducted by the project revealed that up to 40% of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) puree can be used in the production of mandazi with even better sensory attributes than mandazi made from 100% wheat flour. The study also demonstrated that incorporating OFSP in production of mandazi is profitable. …

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SPHI Brief 34: Quality Diets for Better Health (QDBH)

Locally adapted Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato varieties, nutrition education and infant feeding tools are tested to address malnutrition in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia. This year baseline studies and formative research were completed and the first 26 Healthy Living Clubs set up and activities implemented with 1,117 participants.

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SPHI Brief 28: Learning from Nutritious Sweetpotato for Niassa and Applying Lessons to Inhambane, Mozambique

From July 2017, the project conducted an in-depth assessment to evaluate the impact of the project in Niassa and the lessons to be considered for the future. The Agricultural Director for the government in Niassa included OFSP production in their 2018 program through SDAE extension agents in nine districts and …

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SPHI Brief 26: Scaling Up Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN)

Over the past 5 years, the Scaling Up Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) program has enabled more than 1.7 million farming households with children under 5 years of age in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Bangladesh to grow and consume Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) – over 40% above the …

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SPHI Brief 24: The Feed the Future Rwanda Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) for Income and Nutrition Activity

By the end of the third year, the project has directly reached 207,267 households with OFSP and other 144,105 households indirectly in partnership with the Government of Rwanda and other partners. Decentralized vine multipliers (DVMs) have sold vines worth US $411,529. Farmers have sold sweetpotato roots worth US $114,250. It …

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SPHI Brief 23: Scaling-Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) in Rwanda

At the time of the project phase out of field activities in June 2017, we had reached 103,529 direct household beneficiaries. At the same time our collaborating partners reached 20,236 indirect household (HHs) beneficiaries. During the threeyear project, we set up 39 Decentralized Vine Multipliers (DVMs) (46% male, 54% female) …

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SPHI Brief 22: Ugandan School Children Contributing to the Health of their Nation

In Uganda, between June 2015 and July 2018, the International Potato Center (CIP) worked with the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) in the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) to develop four supplementary readers with orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes as a major theme for primary school children. These were introduced successfully into …

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