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SPHI Brief 2013: Mitigando desastres em Moçambique

Mozambique experienced severe drought in Southern and Central regions affecting over 92,000 household. The international Potato Center (CIP) via Mozambique government request, developed disseminating strategy for the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in affected regions. This initiative aimed to provide the household with drought-resistant varieties, pro-vitamin A rich OFSP. Working closely with …
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SPHI Brief 2013: Mitigating disaster in Mozambique

Mozambique experienced severe drought in Southern and Central regions affecting over 92,000 household. The international Potato Center (CIP) via Mozambique government request, developed disseminating strategy for the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in affected regions. This initiative aimed to provide the household with drought-resistant varieties, pro-vitamin A rich OFSP. Working closely with …
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RAC Brief 2013: Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project

An overall challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa is that, governments are inadequately aware about the extent of the vitamin A problem and the potential of vitamin A rich orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) to contribute to its solutions. Additionally, organizations that do want to work on sweetpotato often lack adequate technical knowledge. This …
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SPHI Brief 2013: DONATA Enhanced uptake and adoption of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) technologies in East Africa

The DONATA project in sub-Saharan Africa aimed to improve livelihoods and increase economic growth for resource poor farmers. This goal was approached via establishment of multi-stakeholder platforms referred to as Innovation Platforms for Technology Adoption (IPTAs). These multi-stakeholder platforms including National Agriculture Research Institutes (NARIs), non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Nutritious Orange-fleshed sweetpotato for Niassa, Mozambique

Niassa is the most remote and sparsely populated of Mozambique’s provinces with a population density of just 11-12 persons per km2 of land (compared with the national average of 30 persons per km2). This region suffers high rates of child malnutrition. Therefore SASHA initiated a project “Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) …
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SPHI Brief 2013: Orange-fleshed sweetpotato is here to stay in Angola

This brief outlines the trends set in implementing orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) project in Angola. This project’s main objective was to initiate a sustainable increase of the economic contribution of the four major vegetatively propagated crops-banana, cassava, sweetpotato, and potato – for improved food security and poverty reduction in the rural …
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SPHI Brief 2013: Scaling up technologies in orange-fleshed sweetpotato using the Agricultural Innovation System

This brief reports on a project aimed at using an Agricultural Innovations Systems (AIS) approach, to support capacity strengthening among in-country stakeholders for OFSP value chain development and up-grading. Particularly, to achieve more effective and gender-equitable sweetpotato value chains, ensuring that as the commercialization of sweetpotato increases, the benefits are …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Integrating health and agriculture to maximize the nutritional impact of orange-!eshed sweetpotato: The Mama SASHA proof-of-concept project in Western Kenya

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) contributes to significant health problems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is an important source of energy and beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A in the body. One medium-size sweetpotato provides enough to meet the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A for children and …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Breeding in Africa for Africa

Africa has long relied on traditionally breeding systems that are a time consuming to release improved variety. Frequently those new varieties do not suit the various geographic areas and the preferences of diverse farmers and consumers within a country. Indeed, as of 2008, most countries in Africa had no real …
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