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The dynamics of smallholder farmers’ acquisition and distribution of sweetpotato vines in the Lake Victoria Zone Region, Tanzania

This paper offers new insights into smallholder farmer’s practices regarding acquisition and distribution of sweetpotato planting material in the Mwanza and Mara regions of Tanzania by examining three specific issues: (i) farmers’ sources of planting material; (ii) factors that influence farmers’ sourcing of planting materials outside their own farms and …
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Food Safety Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato Puree Handlers in Kenya

Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) puree is a nutritious food ingredient for promoting Vitamin A intake in processed food products in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). OFSP puree handlers play an important role in ensuring production of consistently safe and quality OFSP puree and related processed products. Lack of or insufficient knowledge on …
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Sweetpotato slip planting density and slip length optimization for mass production of quality planting material in smallholder farm settings

Sweetpotato production in unimodal rainfall farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa is constrained by inadequate quality planting material. Technologies for efficient production of sweetpotato planting material are imperative to improve this sub-sector. Consequently, two separate field experiments, using five orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties were conducted to determine the optimum slip spacing and …
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Nigeria. Agronomy annual report 2013

This report reviews objective 2 activities of the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project in Nigeria for year 2 (June 2012 to May 30th 2013). Farmer participatory on-farm trials were established in 28 locations in 4 states (Benue, Nasarawa/FCT, Kaduna and Kwara) as a first step in the official release …
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Participatory selection of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties in north and north-east Côte d’Ivoire

Sweetpotato is cultivated in all the regions of Côte d’Ivoire for consumption and as a source of income. Only varieties with white or yellow flesh are grown. Production of nutritious orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is hampered by the lack of genetic resources and planting material. To evaluate and release OFSP varieties, …
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Nigeria. Agronomy annual report 2013

This report reviews objective 2 activities of the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project in Nigeria for year 2 (June 2012 to May 30th 2013). Farmer participatory on-farm trials were established in 28 locations in 4 states (Benue, Nasarawa/FCT, Kaduna and Kwara) as a first step in the official release …
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From lab to life: Making storable orange-fleshed sweetpotato purée a commercial reality

Research in Rwanda demonstrated that orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée (steamed, mashed roots) was an economically viable, vitamin A enhancing ingredient in baked products when the purée was produced and used in the same bakery. Having a storable, packaged OFSP purée produced by a firm to supply bakers is an alternative …
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