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Q&A with Antonio Magnaghi on innovating OFSP products and equipment

Antonio Magnaghi is the proprietor of Euro Ingredients Limited. He is a gastronomist and food application process technologist who helps develop innovative orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) products and equipment for their production. Magnaghi spoke to Christine Bukania and Lilies Gachanja about working with the International Potato Center (CIP) to diversify OFSP …

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OFSP in the spotlight at the FARA Africa Agriculture Science Week in Kigali

 Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) has been hailed as an innovation with a promising future. OFSP was thrust in the spotlight at the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW7) and Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA) General Assembly, held in Kigali, Rwanda, between the 13th and 16th of June 2016. The …

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Prof. Ibok Oduro talks about the excitement of sweetpotato processing

Oduro facilitates a panel discussion on youth and gender at the 2016 Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice meeting in Tanzania

“I’m always very excited to work with sweetpotato because you can look at its nutrient strength and tap into that strength to develop products for all age groups, from the young to the old,” says Prof. Ibok Oduro, the head of the Department Food Science and Technology at Kwame Nkrumah University of …

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Presentation 17: Working with cooperatives and groups in root marketing and product development: Lessons earned

This presentation outlines the lesson learned while working with cooperatives and groups for marketing roots and product development. The take home message focuses on branding as key for success, partnership with industries key for OFSP adoption and availability in market, and research is essential to ensure success of products developed.
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Presentation 9: Scaling out potato and sweetpotato interventions in SNNPR and Tigray Ethiopia Product Development Ethiopia

This presentation documents a project set to scale out potato and sweetpotato interventions in Ethiopia. The main focus being to improved food and nutrition security among vulnerable households with young children in Tigray and SNNPR through increased production and consumption of micronutrient-rich sweetpotato and potato varieties as part of diversified …
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Presentation 8: Progress on commercialization of OFSP based products in Malawi

This presentation reports on a project progress initiated to commercialize the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) based products in Malawi. The major impacts observed include increased incomes for farmers, formalized OFSP markets establishment, increased accessibility of VitA-rich foods and disease free OFSP vines, and increased yields and better quality roots from improved …
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Presentation 6: Use of orange-fleshed sweet potato to produce commercially viable bakery items

The suitability of incorporating the orange fleshed sweet potato puree to commercially produce Wheat based bakery products was investigated. The project was introduced to Tuskys by International Potato Centre (CIP) to expand the use of orange fleshed sweet potato and to enable consumers benefit from the health aspects and also …
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