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Presentation: SUSTAIN; Scalling up sweetpotato through agriculture and nutrition

Scaling up sweetpotato through agriculture and nutrition (SUSTAIN) is an initiative to scale up the successes of sweetpotato action for security and health in Africa (SASHA). This is through expansion, innovation, partnerships, learning and change of proven technologies and practices. This overview presentation shows the scales of delivery targets and …

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SPHI Brief 2014: SUSTAIN Malawi: Scaling Sweetpotato in the Malawian Context

Malawi sweetpotato farmers face underappreciation of their products leading lack of utilization in sustainable food security. Further, though high yielding high Vitamin A varieties exist, farmers do not yet have access to them. This results in missed opportunities for learning and scaling. This brief, highlights the role of Scaling up …

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

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a significant public health problem in Kenya. Over the past years effort from mama SASHA project combined nutritional counseling linking antenatal and infant health services with OFSP dissemination and agricultural extension, which proved to be very effective in increasing both OFSP adoption and utilization of …

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

Despite the OFSP introduction into Mozambique, sweetpotato is still grown for home consumption mainly. This hinders supply to urban consumers usually depending on these markets. Government collaboration with SUSTAIN aims to achieve a better nutrition status through the production, marketing and consumption of a biofortified crop: the Orange-fl eshed sweetpotato …

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SPHI Brief 2014: Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN)

Scaling up Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) is a partnership between the International Potato Center (CIP), National Research Institutes (NRI) and nutrition extension services, NGOs and commercial sectors. SUSTAIN was borne of the need for agricultural development and better nutrition worldwide via investing in Vitamin A rich Orange fleshed sweetpotato …

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