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Tag Archives: Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)

SASHA Brief 2014: Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) Phase 2: Continuing to make a difference in sub-Saharan Africa!

This brief gives an overview of sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa SASHA project.  Briefly the project started in 2009, with a goal of improving the food security and health of poor families in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by exploiting the untapped potential of sweetpotato. Further, by tackling the …

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Presentation: Moving Forward with Product Development in SSA

Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is characterized by easy growing and accumulation of Vitamin A. This presentation includes descriptions of improved food security and health of poor families in SSA and development of commercial OFSP products through private-public partnership.

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Presentation: Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project; Project Overview

The Reaching agents of change (RAC) initiative was designed to build capacity for policies and funding advocacy, and Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) service providers such as processors, markets and consumers. With the above activities, RAC would determine if OFSP will be adopted and be delivered in cost effective manner in …

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Presentation: Improved Tools for Breeders: Clone Selector & AccuData Log

This presentation talks about Clone selector (CS) a tool developed to aid breeders in field trials, data analysis and selection decision. The clone selector has unique features such as being open source with MS excel and R statistical package, designed for single and multiple field trial locations, generate field book …

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Presentation: Key Advances in Breeding Methodologies during Phase 1

This presentation outlines important advances in breeding methodologies to achieve ‘‘the better variety’’ that is variety with overall good traits. A major challenge in sweetpotato breeding is to achieve high heterozygosity for desired traits. Selection of parents for new population by considering Poly-cross Vs controlled crosses breeding are time consuming. …

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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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SPHI Brief 2014: Building an Effective Sweetpotato Community of Practice

Sweetpotato for profits and health initiative (SPHI) is a sweetpotato support platform working in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to build effective community of practices (CoPs). In this brief, SPHI phase I major achievement was the development of effective sweetpotato ‘‘Speedbreeders’’ CoP. Additonally, there is still the need to strengthen breeding capacity …

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