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Sweet potato-based complementary food for infants in low-income countries

Background: In low-income countries, most infants are given cereal-based complementary foods prepared at the household level. Such foods are high in phytate, which limits the bioavailability of nutrients, including iron, calcium, zinc, and in some cases proteins, which are crucial to the development of infants. Objective: To compare the levels …
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Development of sweet potato-soybean blend, an alternative to maize-legume mix as complementary food for infants in Ghana

Background: The composition of the foods given to infants and young children in Ghana significantly contributes to the prevalence of malnutrition. Currently, a better option may be Weanmix (maize-soyabean-groundnut blend) designed to be processed as industrial- or household-level complementary food. Weanmix has adequate protein and energy densities, but is high …
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Training Manual on Marketing and Product Development for Extension Workers

  This is a marketing and products development training manual sweetpotato extension workers. It starts with marketing mix specifically the 5P’s and how they connect, farming as business is highlighted as key aspect for farmers to exercise farming with revenue/returns. Postharvest handling is mentioned for proper produce management and concludes …
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SASHA Brief 2015: Rwanda Sweetpotato Super Foods Market Chains that Work for Women and for the Poor

This flyer outlines the findings of the Rwanda Sweetpotato Super Foods  Project, which sought to build an effective public-private sector partnership, and to investigate whether sweetpotato processed products are profitable and acceptable to urban consumers. The project was implemented in four districts in Rwanda (Rulindo, Gakenke, Muhanga and Kamonyi). 
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Presentation: Moving Forward with Product Development in SSA

Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is characterized by easy growing and accumulation of Vitamin A. This presentation includes descriptions of improved food security and health of poor families in SSA and development of commercial OFSP products through private-public partnership.
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