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SPHI Brief 26: Spotlight on sweetpotato in the context of roots, tubers and bananas

The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) is an alliance led by the international Potato center implemented jointly with Bioversity international, the international center for tropical agriculture (ciat), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement …

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Poster 7: Approaches Enhancing Dissemination of OFSP Technologies in Western Kenya

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) has various flesh colours.  Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is important for both food security and nutrition because of its provision of vitamin A. Factors limiting adoption of OFSP include; inadequate quality seed, poor agronomic practices and general lack of information on the OFSP value chain. Kenya Agricultural …

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Presentation 16: Sweetpotato value chain and the potential role for commercial fresh root storage in selected areas of Mozambique

SASHA has worked with NRI and SUSTAIN to carry out a commodity chain study in Mozambique. This study focuses on two provinces covered by SUSTAIN: Manica and Maputo. Its objectives are (a) to assess how sweetpotato can be placed in terms of consumers’ choice, (b) to describe and understand the …

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ROOTS AND TUBERS IN THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM: A Vision Statement to the Year 2020

In 1995, TAC commissioned an Inter-Centre Review of Root and Tuber Crops Research in the CGIAR, and that group’s final report was submitted in April 1996. Among its findings, the review recommended that the Centers working on these crops prepare, in consultation with nonCGIAR members, “a comprehensive, documented text that …

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