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Poster: Sweetpotato Grafting: New approach of vine conservation in dry areas

In the tropics, prolonged droughts damage farm saved stock plants leading to shortage in planting material at the start of the planting season. Despite wide adoption of orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) its sensitivity to drought and poor vegetative growth brought grafting techniques for variety improvement. In this poster Mihiretu reports …

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Report: Proceedings of the 6th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative SPHI) meeting, 2015

The 6th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative SPHI) meeting took place from 29 September and 1 October 2015 in Kigali Rwanda.  The theme of the 2015 meeting was ‘Together, 10 million by 2020’. This refers to the overall goal of the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative which …

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Building a Sustainable Sweetpotato Seed System in Malawi: Experiences from the “Rooting out Hunger in Malawi” Project

The project “Rooting out Hunger in Malawi with Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP)” was launched in October 2009 for the benefit of women and children in the country. This 4.5-year effort targets 70,000 households to improve vitamin A and energy intake using improved sweetpotato varieties. It also seeks to boost yields …

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Poster: Triple S method: assuring availability of sweetpotato planting material in Northern Uganda

The lack of sweetpotato planting material at the on set of rains greatly compromises early plantings potential food security strategy. This poster presents a study on ‘Triple S’ method in assuring availability of sweetpotato planting material in Northern Uganda. The “3S” seed system approach is simple to use, saves labor …

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Unleashing the potential of sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current challenges and way forward

The series of theme papers presented in this working paper were prepared in preparation for a Sweetpotato Challenge Workshop held in July 2008 in Addis Ababa. This workshop brought together experts in the areas of agriculture, nutrition, health, animal feed and marketing from all parts of SSA to engage and …

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