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SPHI Brief 2012: DONATA Enhanced uptake and adoption of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) technologies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

This brief gives an overview of DONATA project carried out in Eastern and Central Africa to contribute in livelihood improvement as well as increase economic growth within resource poor farmers. DONATA operates via a multi-stakeholders platform, with sole goal to strengthen food security and nutrition, increase income and employment opportunities. This …
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Release of Two Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Cultivars, ‘SPK004’ (‘Kakamega’) and ‘Ejumula’, in Uganda

Two orange-fleshed landrace sweetpotato cultivars: ‘SPK004’ (‘Kakamega’) and ‘Ejumula’ were approved for release by the Ugandan Plant Variety Release Committee in Apr. 2004. This is the third lot of sweetpotato cultivars to be officially released by the sweetpotato program in Uganda, the first two being released in 1995 and 1999. ‘Ejumula’ …
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Effects of Intercropping ‘Orange-Fleshed’ Sweetpotato with Onion on the Level of Weevil Damage

The problem of household food and economic insecurity i.e. inability of families to produce and purchase enough food to meet basic needs is considered to be a major determinate of Malawi’s nutrition problems. The major nutritional disorder in Malawi is Vitamin A deficiency. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (Ipomea batatas) was introduced through …
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CHALLENGE THEME PAPER 3: NUTRITIONAL IMPACT WITH ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO (OFSP)

In contrast to Asia, malnutrition among young children is on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa. A key millennium development goal (MDG) called for the reduction of underweight prevalence by 50% by the year 2015. Overall, in Africa, prevalence is expected to increase from 24% in 1990 to 27% in 2015. …
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Enhancing the lives of 10 million African families in 10 years

The need to reposition sweetpotato in African food economies bore the sweetpotato for profits and health initiative (SPHI). SPHI seeks to reduce child malnutrition and improve smallholder incomes through the effective production and expanded use of sweetpotato. Additionally aims to build consumer awareness of sweetpotato nutritional benefits, diversify its use, …
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Unleashing the potential of sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current challenges and way forward

The series of theme papers presented in this working paper were prepared in preparation for a Sweetpotato Challenge Workshop held in July 2008 in Addis Ababa. This workshop brought together experts in the areas of agriculture, nutrition, health, animal feed and marketing from all parts of SSA to engage and …
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Facts and figures about sweetpotato

This brief gives an overview of some facts about the importance of sweetpotato (SP) worldwide. Briefly, it defines SP and origin shows global ranking and already known and anticipated significance in communities.
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Evaluation and large-scale dissemination of orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Current breeding strategies for sweetpotato in sub Saharan Africa (SSA) emphasizes: breeding orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) with high dry matter content and resistance to sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD), pathogen clean up of promising cultivars for the large scale testing, multiplication and dissemination. Breeding new sweetpotato with high dry matter and high …
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