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SPHI Brief 24: The Feed the Future Rwanda Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) for Income and Nutrition Activity

By the end of the third year, the project has directly reached 207,267 households with OFSP and other 144,105 households indirectly in partnership with the Government of Rwanda and other partners. Decentralized vine multipliers (DVMs) have sold vines worth US $411,529. Farmers have sold sweetpotato roots worth US $114,250. It …

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SPHI Brief 23: Scaling-Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) in Rwanda

At the time of the project phase out of field activities in June 2017, we had reached 103,529 direct household beneficiaries. At the same time our collaborating partners reached 20,236 indirect household (HHs) beneficiaries. During the threeyear project, we set up 39 Decentralized Vine Multipliers (DVMs) (46% male, 54% female) …

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Women are central to agriculture and make a strong contribution to food security and nutrition at both the household and community levels. In many developing countries, they make up almost half of the agricultural labor force, but their production is limited by barriers to finance, inputs, and extension services, as …

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Poster: Progress in breeding in Rwanda: Incorporating Feedback from Farmers

Sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] is an important food crop in many parts of Africa, especially in Sub Saharan countries. In Rwanda, it is cultivated throughout the country and is especially important in densely populated areas of the plateau central (mid altitude), and Bugesera(low altitude) Ndirigwe, 2006; Njeruetal, 2008). Although …

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