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‘NASPOT 12 O’ and ‘NASPOT 13 O’ Sweetpotato

Two sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas L. (Lam.)] cultivars, NASPOT 12 O (Namulonge sweetpotato 12 orange-fleshed) and NASPOT 13 O (Namulonge sweetpotato 13 orange-fleshed) were approved for release by the Ugandan Plant Variety Release Committee (UPVRC) in Nov. 2013 (Ssemakula et al., 2013). This brings to 22, the number of sweetpotato cultivars …

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The Mama SASHA project in western Kenya

Mama SASHA (Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa) is a 5-year project (2010-2014) that seeks to explicitly integrate agriculture and nutrition interventions into antenatal health care services to maximize the potential benefits of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) on the health status of mothers and children less than 2 years …

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