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Tag Archives: Rwanda

Presentation: Rwanda Super Foods Project: Key findings from the endline survey

Kirimi Sindi made a presentation on the Rwanda Super Foods project, which was a four-year proof-of-concept project implemented in Gakenke, Rulindo, Muhanga and Kamonyi districts of Rwanda with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This presentation focused specifically on the findings of the endline survey of the …

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The 6th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative meeting takes place in Kigali, Rwanda

Over 100 participants from 14 sub-Saharan countries, and other guests from Europe, Asia, Northern America, and Latin America participated in the 6th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI), which took place from 29 September to 2 October 2015, in Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting was opened officially by a representative of the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr. Geraldine Mukeshimana.

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Presentation: Rwanda Super Foods Project

This presentation give an outline of different activities carried out in Rwanda with aim of developing commercial sweetpotato products. Through these activities, repositioning of both white and orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) within rural, urban and semi urban markets was achieved. Some of most important steps include development of quality clean …

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SASHA Brief 2014: Empowering Rwandan Women through the Rwanda Sweetpotato Super Foods Project

The Rwanda Sweetpotato Super Foods Project is assessing the relative efficiency of sweetpotato product value chains and their potential to increase farmer income, especially for women farmers who dominate sweetpotato production in Rwanda. Income wise, there were greater benefits from personal plots than group plots, but women saw groups as …

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SASHA Brief 2014: Can Farmer Multipliers Successfully Manage Net Tunnels?

Challenges of limited ‘clean’ sweetpotato planting material lead to multiple short comings while managing SP farm. This brief presents a turnaround strategy for production of clean SP vines developed and tested in Rwanda. The main observation was that farmer groups with designated leaders charged to maintain vine conservation (net) tunnels near …

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SPHI Brief 2014: Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition in Rwanda

Rwanda ranks among countries with increased investment in agriculture. Though this investment targets five crops mainly maize, rice, beans, banana, and potato; the role of sweetpotato for rural food security is also widely recognized. Despite such gains, levels of chronic malnutrition still remain high. The government of Rwanda, therefore, is …

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SASHA Brief 2014: Exploiting sweetpotato as an animal feed in East Africa

East Africa has the highest per capita consumption of livestock products among all the regions in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Over the years, livestock population growth led to increased competition for grains between food and feed. Further, this is compounded by lack of quality feed and unaffordable quality commercial concentrates. Alternatively, …

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