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An Orphan Crop, The Orange-Fleshed Sweet potato, in West Africa: Can We Reposition it?

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) was not an important crop in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, West Africa, in the past decades. An effort has been made to reposition the sweet potato crop in West Africa. Orange-Fleshed Sweet potato (OFSP) cultivar was used as an entry point while properly designing …
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Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato in Ghana: Workshop Report

The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project, a partnership between the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI), hosted the workshop “Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Ghana.” With the objective of developing a common understanding among participants of the benefits of OFSP activities in …
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Advocating for Investments on Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato in Ghana: Workshop Report

The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project, a partnership between the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI), hosted the workshop “Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Ghana.” With the objective of developing a common understanding among participants of the benefits of OFSP activities in …
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Presentation 22: Utilization of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato in Teff-Based Complementary Foods

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in infants is among the most prevalent micronutrient malnutrition problems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thus, there is an urgent need to fortify cereal-based complementary foods (ComFs) with β-carotene-rich sources like orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP). In this study, two processing approaches were employed to develop ComFs: household-level approach …
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Presentation 20: Stability of β-carotene during baking of orange-fleshed sweet potato-wheat composite bread and estimated contribution to vitamin A requirements

Orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) is known to be a rich source of β-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A and a potential tool for fighting vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in developing countries.  OFSP flour was incorporated into wheat flour at 10, 20 and 30% (w/w) substitution levels. The stability of β-carotene …
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EVIDENCE REPORT No 127: Reducing Hunger and Undernutrition

This case study examines the outcomes if interventions in Tanzania that have promoted the production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) – a biofortified crop with the objective of reducing vitamin A deficiencies. The report contributes to policy efforts to promote nutrition-sensitive agriculture by providing lessons for the introduction …
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Poster: Growth and yield responses of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties to propagules sources in rainforest and savannah zones of Nigeria

In Nigeria, many farmers use planting material from previous seasons. As it is a vegetatively propagated crop, sweetpotato vine cuttings are prone to disease and pest buildup which is transferred from one generation to the next resulting in low yield (6-7ton/ha) in farmers field. This poster depicts a field trial …
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Poster: Jumpstarting OFSP in school menus: Intricacies of a single market and indications of a baseline study

School feeding in Nigeria provides a variety of meals (including OFSP) to pupils, as a mean to fight against vitamin A deficiency. In addition, it provides income to caterers & farmers. Even though OFSP is highly accepted by pupils and stakeholders, developing other markets is necessary  so as to absorb …
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