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Poster 9: The Impact of nutrition behavior change interventions on OFSP knowledge and consumption in Rwanda

Authors: Rachael Cox, Kirimi Sindi, Robert Ackatia-Armah, Valentine Uwase, Francine Uwera, Jean Claude Nshimiyimana, and Luka Wanjohi   The theory of change guiding the Feed the Future Rwanda Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato for Income and Nutrition Activity associates the increased consumption of OFSP and improvements in other nutrition indicators with various …
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The 13th International Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops- Africa Branch (ISTRC-AB)

The International Society For Tropical Root Crops-Africa Branch(ISTRC-AB) was created in 1978 to stimulate research,production and utilization of root and tuber crops along various value chain in Africa.The activities include encouragement of training and extension, organization of workshop and symposium,exchange of genetic materials, and facilitation of contact between stakeholders working with root and tuber crops.The Society’s headquarters are at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA) in Ibadan,Nigeria,but it’s Executive Council comprises eminent root and tuber researchers from national,regional and international bodies across Africa. The 13th International Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops will take place at White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between 5th and 10th March 2017. The theme of the symposium is “Expanding Collaboration, Catalyzing Innovation of Root Crops for Accelerating Africa’s Economic Growth”. It has five sub-themes: 1. Managing priority genetic resources, cropping systems pests and diseases 2. Commercial Seed System, Agronomy and weed management 3. Postharvest technologies, nutrition, value chains and market opportunities 4. Enhancing innovative impact through partnerships 5. Mobilizing Investors for Sustainable Root & Tuber Crop Research and Development.

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Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: Compendium of indicators for nutrition-sensitive agriculture

nutrition-sensitive agriculture

The compendium of indicators for nutrition-sensitive agriculture is a guide for those responsible for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of investment projects in food and agriculture – including and in addition to value chains, social development, and rural development – that need to demonstrate that they lead to intermediary results toward …
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Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda

Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda

The Ugandan government’s Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has published a book titled “Guidelines for Integrating Nutrition into Agriculture Enterprise Mixes in Uganda“. The book presents a set of guidelines for promoting enterprise combinations informed by income and food security as well as nutrition considerations. Published in August 2016, …

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Biofortification in Regional Agriculture and Nutrition Policies

FARA is organizing a side event entitled ‘Embracing biofortification in national and regional agriculture and nutrition policies and strategies, during the Commemoration of 7th African Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADNFS). This side event falls within the Sub-theme 4 of the ADNFS i.e. harnessing partnerships for improved child nutrition …

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SPHI Brief 2016: Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (RTC-Action) Malawi

Given the successful completion of CIP-led potato and sweetpotato projects financed by Irish Aid from 2007 through 2015, a new project has been designed that continues developing potato, orange-fleshed sweetpotato and cassava production and marketing systems all under one five-year project:  Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi …
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SPHI Brief 2016: HarvestPlus Uganda Counting the Gains: Accelerating Nutrition and Public Health with Biofortified Crops

Micronutrient malnutrition is one of Uganda’s biggest health concerns. We want to contribute to the reduction of micronutrient malnutrition and improve dietary intakes of vitamin A and iron among 3,000,000 vulnerable households by 2021, by increasing the production and consumption of orange sweetpotato (OSP) and high iron beans in Uganda. …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Feed the Future Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies Project (MISST)

This project aims to provide 62,500 farmers with OFSP planting material. These farmers will gain hands-on experience with the cultivation of available varieties and knowledge on agronomic practices. Project activities are implemented in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence in most Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) in seven districts in …
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