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SPHI Brief 45: Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (RTC-Action Malawi)

In 2018, with technical backstopping from International Potato Center (CIP), three new OFSP varieties were released in Malawi. These varieties are suitable for different agro-ecological zones of Malawi including drought prone areas. They are suitable for household utilization for food and nutrition security. Further, the varieties have been tested and …

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SPHI Brief 44: Ghana's KNUST: Creating an Entrepreneurial Hub for Young Africans

As part of contribution to reposition sweetpotato in Ghana’s food economy for health and wealth creation, KNUST in collaboration with its partners, encouraged more students to partake in the 3rd Edition of the Sweetpotato Training of Trainers (ToT) Course dubbed “Everything you need to know about sweetpotato”. At the end …

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SPHI Brief 43: Developing Integrated Value Chains to Enhance Rural Smallholders’ Incomes and Food (DIVERSIFY) Project-Malawi

The project has reached 3,000 household farmers with orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) planting material, conducted value addition training and home-based food processing to 100 lead farmers who are continuing to reach beneficiaries.

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SPHI Brief 41: Helen Keller International(HKI) OFSP Update Africa Region

Across six countries in Africa, HKI is working in partnership to support OFSP development, production, and consumption as part of an integrated nutrition-sensitive agriculture approach. We have achieved numerous successes and continue to search for new ways to innovatively support the growth of OFSP.

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SPHI Brief 40: A Scaling Up Model for Multiple Biofortified Crops: the Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project

The Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) project has been testing biofortification scaling up model and the achievements so far demonstrate that effective scaling up is dependent on supportive policy environment, strong institutional capacities and proven technologies.

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SPHI Brief 39: New Genomic Tools for Sweetpotato Improvement (GT4SP) are Coming On-Line

The sweetpotato breeding and genomics community of practice can now boast of new genomics and advanced modern breeding tools. The GT4SP`s current polyploid analytic toolbox includes a pipeline for hexaploid genotyping by sequencing, software for assigning marker genotypes1, establishing chromosome-scale linkage phase among marker alleles, constructing haplotypes, generating hexaploidy linkage …

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SPHI Brief 38: Strengthening Institutional Systems for Scaling up OFSP for Improved Nutrition and Food Security in Tigray and SNNPR, Ethiopia

From July 2017 to June 2018, a total of 8.45 million orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) cuttings (1,317,500 in Tigray and 7,131,220 in Southern Nations Nationalities and People Region (SNNPR)) were distributed. These directly reached 19,758 households (HHs): 5,348 HHs in Tigray and 14,410 HHs in SNNPR. In addition, continuous advocacy efforts …

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SPHI Brief 37: Reaching Communities Through School Children – Students as Agents of Change

The International Potato Center (CIP) conducted studies in Nigeria and Ethiopia among school children to understand their response to information they receive about orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). The studies used experimental methods, to introduce OFSP along with nutrition information designed to nudge children to regularly consume OFSP as part of regular …

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