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Engendered Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

This report presents an overview of the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) workshop in Tanzania. It covers background information on the RAC Project of the International Potato Center (CIP) and the efforts of Zenete França and Associates: Consultants in Learning and Capacity Building (ZFA) to support RAC in empowering its …

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Orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Africa; A situation analysis of nutrition and food security policies among regional and sub-regional organizations in sub-Saharan Africa

In this article the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project focuses on three key goals. These include, 1) Mobilization of at least $18 million to orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) dissemination programs in five target countries (Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana and Burkina Faso); 2) Substantial progress by a cadre of trained African …

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SPHI Brief 2014: The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Nigeria (2011-2014)

Nigeria is the second largest sweetpotato producing country in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Sweetpotato is the fourth most important root and tuber crop, after cassava, yam and taro. Nigeria still faces the challenge of stunted and underweight among children, and deaths are attributed to undernutrition. Almost 30% of preschool aged children …

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This presentation gives a progress overview of ongoing COHORT study in Bungoma Kenya. The main aims is to assess how uptake of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) interventions impacts the Vitamin A, nutrition and health status of mothers and infants. The main report shows progress in data collection and management. Additionally, …

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Presentation: Mama SASHA Project Western Kenya Progress Update

This presentation gives a project progress update for western Kenya. The project links agriculture with health and nutrition targeting pregnant women. In this way assessment of cost effectiveness in integrating OFSP into existing health services and delivery programs can be done. Other details included are project implementation strategy and achievements. …

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Presentation: Improving and Institutionalizing the “Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Sweetpotato” Course: Round Two Experience

The Reaching agents of change (RAC) development meant to build capacity and increase investments in Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). This presentation reviews the improvement and institutionalization of the ‘‘Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato’’ 10 days course. Briefly, 3 rounds of training targeting Trainer of Trainees (ToT) to …

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Presentation: Gender and sweetpotato production in Nigeria

This presentation reports on the need for gender balance in sweetpotato production in Nigeria. Though Nigeria is the second largest SP producer, renewed interest in SP research and investment; with focus on Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) can ensure wider impact on household food security and poverty eradication. Little is known …

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Presentation: MY CHILDREN–Status Report

This presentation shows response data collected through different Radio stations in Uganda on different aspects. These include Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) taste and preferred radio stations for sourcing agricultural information.

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Presentation: Getting started with Nutritious Sweetpotato For Niassa

This presentation details progress of initial introduction of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in Niassa region. Briefly, donor interest was driven by strong political will, ideal agro-ecological conditions and interest to integrate OFSP into already existing initiatives. The main aim of OFSP introduction is to contribute to efforts of realizing food …

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