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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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A NEW ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO TO FIGHT VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY IN NIGERIA

Nigeria’s National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) – Umudike and the International Potato center (CIP) have released a new orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) variety. Solo Gold— UMUSPO4—was officially released in July 2018 bringing the total number of OFSP varieties in Nigeria to three.  The other two are UMUSPO3 referred locally as ‘Mothers Delight’, and UMUSPO1, …

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SPHI Brief 25: Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato is Gradually Becoming a Commercial Crop in Western Kenya

As the Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program completes the third and final year, strong linkages have been established between private buyers, processors, traders, commercial root farmers and decentralized vine multipliers (DVMs). The linkages developed by the program over the past 3 years have accelerated OFSP marketing, giving rise to …

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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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SASHA Brief 16: Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Puree Development & Utilization Continues to Grow

Consumers find that OFSP bread made with shelf-stable puree is just as good as bread made with fresh puree. Shelf-storable puree (Fig. 1), even for limited periods of time, is expected to attract many more small- and medium-size bakeries and home cooks into using OFSP puree.

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EMPOWERING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

Women are central to agriculture and make a strong contribution to food security and nutrition at both the household and community levels. In many developing countries, they make up almost half of the agricultural labor force, but their production is limited by barriers to finance, inputs, and extension services, as …

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Youth Investing In Agriculture: Success with Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) In Western Uganda

Given the growing youth populations in sub-Saharan Africa and the state of economic livelihoods in the region, the agriculture sector offers a great potential for alleviating unemployment and underemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Solomon Isingoma, a 28-year-old from Hoima district, in western Uganda is a successful youth vine multiplier. Born in …

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