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Rooting out hunger in Malawi with nutritious orange-fl eshed sweetpotato: A baseline survey report. Blantyre, Malawi

Deficiencies of micronutrients such as vitamin A are widespread, especially in Africa. In Malawi, vitamin A deficiency is a public health concern. About 60% of children under five, 57% of nonpregnant women, and 38% of men and school-age children have vitamin A deficiency. Orangefleshed sweetpotato (OFSP), one of the crops …

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Rooting out hunger in Malawi with nutritious orange-fleshed sweetpotato: A baseline survey report

Deficiencies of micronutrients such as vitamin A are widespread, especially in Africa. In Malawi, vitamin A deficiency is a public health concern. About 60% of children under five, 57% of nonpregnant women, and 38% of men and school-age children have vitamin A deficiency. Orangefleshed sweetpotato (OFSP), one of the crops …

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Rooting Out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato: Year 3 Midterm Report (1 October 2011–30 June 2012)

This report describes the project activities based on the achievement made after two years of implementing the project and the Year 3 project (1 November 2011–30 June 2012)). The project activities fit to the growing season in Malawi usually started in November. That some activities of Year 2 were not …

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Annex 11: Initial observation: Intercropping Maize and Orange-fleshed sweetpotato at Bvumbwe Research Station in the 2010/2011 rainy season

In the 2010/2011 rainy season, an initial demo trial of Intercropping maize and sweetpotato was conducted at Bvumbwe Research Station. Our objective was to find out the best combination between maize and sweetpotato which were intercropped. In this demo trial, we could not include the sole cropping of maize and …

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Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato: Year 2 Midterm Report (1 October 2010–31 March 2011)

In Malawi, maize is the most important food crop, followed by cassava, sweetpotato, and sorghum. However, sweetpotato is currently one of the most widely grown crops and, as a major food source, is increasingly contributing to the food basket in Malawi. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security estimates sweetpotato …

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Annex 2: A Training of Trainers' Module for OFSP Processing

The role of sweetpotato in Malawi is becoming more important and substantial, as the government has recognized its significant potential to contribute to food security, especially in densely populated areas where landholding size is severely constrained. Furthermore, OFSP can contribute to combating vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and can also serve …

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