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SASHA Brief 2011: Integrating health and agriculture to maximize the nutritional impact of orange-fleshed 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). Most vulnerable are the young children and pregnant or lactating women. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is an important source of energy and beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A in the body. This brief is reporting on project …

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SASHA Brief 2011: Marando Bora “Better vines” – For higher sweetpotato production in the Lake Zone of Tanzania

In Tanzania’s Lake Zone, sweetpotato is a critical food security crop as it supplements maize and cassava and serves as a stand by when other staples fail due to drought and disease. The orange-fleshed varieties (OFSP) offer high beta-carotene levels to combat vitamin A deficiency. It’s cropping cycle is short …

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Orange-fleshed sweetpotato situation analysis and needs assessment Tanzania report

Malnutrition is one of the most serious health problems affecting infants, children, and women of reproductive age in Tanzania. Despite progress made, millions of children and women in Tanzania continue to suffer from one or more forms of under-nutrition, including low birth weight, stunting, being underweight, wasting, vitamin A deficiency …

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Advocating for investments on Orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Ghana: workshop report

The workshop “Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Ghana.” had objective of developing a common understanding among participants of the benefits of OFSP activities in Ghana for combating Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), participants learned about OFSP and worked towards developing a Ghana-centric strategy to attract and utilize …

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