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Release of Two Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Cultivars, ‘SPK004’ (‘Kakamega’) and ‘Ejumula’, in Uganda

Two orange-fleshed landrace sweetpotato cultivars: ‘SPK004’ (‘Kakamega’) and ‘Ejumula’ were approved for release by the Ugandan Plant Variety Release Committee in Apr. 2004. This is the third lot of sweetpotato cultivars to be officially released by the sweetpotato program in Uganda, the first two being released in 1995 and 1999. ‘Ejumula’ …

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ANALYSIS OF ADOPTION AND PRODUCTION OF ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATOES: THE CASE STUDY OF GAZA PROVINCE IN MOZAMBIQUE

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Vitamin A Deficiency is a major threat to women and children’s health in Mozambique. In 2000, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development launched a program to multiply and widely distribute vines of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties (OFSVs) to smallholders throughout the country. Since sweetpotatoes are grown and consumed by almost …

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CHALLENGE THEME PAPER 3: NUTRITIONAL IMPACT WITH ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO (OFSP)

In contrast to Asia, malnutrition among young children is on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa. A key millennium development goal (MDG) called for the reduction of underweight prevalence by 50% by the year 2015. Overall, in Africa, prevalence is expected to increase from 24% in 1990 to 27% in 2015. …

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Summary of progress on orange-fleshed sweetpotato research and development in Ethiopia

Summery Progress on OFSP

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) remains an important public health problem in developing countries like Ethiopia. Orange fleshed sweetpotato varieties have high contents of β-carotenoid and potentially can reduce the effects of vitamin A deficiency. To this effect, vitamin A for Africa (VITAA) was initiated. A planning work shop on “Combating …

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Investigating carotenoid loss after drying and storage of orange-fleshed sweet potato

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Biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is being promoted to tackle vitamin A deficiency, a serious public health problem affecting children and pregnant/lactating women in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the study was to quantify and understand the factors influencing carotenoid losses in dried OFSP. Losses were determined in chips after drying …

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