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SPHI Brief 34: Quality Diets for Better Health (QDBH)

Locally adapted Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato varieties, nutrition education and infant feeding tools are tested to address malnutrition in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia. This year baseline studies and formative research were completed and the first 26 Healthy Living Clubs set up and activities implemented with 1,117 participants.
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SPHI Brief 33: Partnering to Scale Biofortified Crops in Uganda

Under the USAID funded activity, “Meals for Nutrition: Biofortified Solutions”, a total of 82,800 farmers have been reached with orange sweetpotato vines and 176,079 farmers with high iron beans in 25 districts, between August 2017 and August 2018. This has been achieved through partnerships with five NGOs, six seed companies …
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SPHI Brief 32: Emergency Response with Potato and Sweetpotato Among Drought-Affected Farmers in SNNPR, Ethiopia

The Emergency potato and sweetpotato seed support enabled farmers in the Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) to restore the varieties they lost to a severe drought in 2015/2017, and improve household food and nutrition security. From June 2016 to June 2018, 13,000 direct benefi ciary farmers and over …
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SPHI Brief 31: Mitigating Impact of Droughts and Floods on Livelihoods in Mozambique Through Resilient, Nutritious Sweetpotato

About 26,000 direct household beneficiaries have been reached by the project. Overall, this represents almost 108% more of the total 24,000 targeted project beneficiaries by December, 2018. 5,000 farmers were also exposed to different orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) nutrition related messaging, while more than 200 direct beneficiaries participated in OFSP cooking …
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SPHI Brief 30: Viable Sweetpotato Technologies in Africa (VISTA) Tanzania Project

In it’s final year (2017), VISTA Tanzania conducted an endline survey to assess the impact of its interventions. Evidence from this impact assessment indicated that VISTA–Tanzania generally resulted in increased production and consumption of nutritious OFSP; significantly increased caregiver knowledge on vitamin A, nutrition, health-seeking, and childcare; and significantly improved …
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SPHI Brief 29: Viable Sweetpotato Techologies in Africa (VISTA) Mozambique

23,000 farmers (50% females) received quality planting material from October 2017 to June 2018. During the same period, 22,765 children under five years of age and 16,371 women of reproductive age were reached with nutrition messaging. We also completed a nutrition monitoring survey on 426 women to understand the impact …
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SPHI Brief 28: Learning from Nutritious Sweetpotato for Niassa and Applying Lessons to Inhambane, Mozambique

From July 2017, the project conducted an in-depth assessment to evaluate the impact of the project in Niassa and the lessons to be considered for the future. The Agricultural Director for the government in Niassa included OFSP production in their 2018 program through SDAE extension agents in nine districts and …
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