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Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative: Status of Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa: September 2019

This was the 5th year of the Status of Sweetpotato in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) annual report, which corresponds to the fifth year of the second phase of the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI), from July 2018 through June 2019. First, the report uses FAO data through 2017 (most …
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Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative: Status of Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa: September 2019

This was the 5th year of the Status of Sweetpotato in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) annual report, which corresponds to the fifth year of the second phase of the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI), from July 2018 through June 2019. First, the report uses FAO data through 2017 (most …
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2019 SASHA Brief 17. Are begomoviruses a threat to sweetpotato production in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Begomoviruses have progressively been reported to be infecting sweetpotatoes throughout the world. Despite showing few symptoms, limited studies have reported them to have a varying but significant impact on root quality and yield. A cultivar with moderate resistance to Sweet potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV) and/or Sweet potato chlorotic stunt …
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BNFB FLYER: A Holistic Approach to Addressing Hidden Hunger for Nutrition Security in Africa

Almost a quarter of the people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from micronutrient malnutrition or ‘hidden hunger.’ This problem disproportionately affects women of reproductive age, infants, and young children, many of whom suffer deficiencies of essential micronutrients such as vitamin A, iron and zinc. Micronutrient malnutrition results in several health problems …
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SPHI Brief 2013: DONATA Enhanced uptake and adoption of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) technologies in East Africa

The DONATA project in sub-Saharan Africa aimed to improve livelihoods and increase economic growth for resource poor farmers. This goal was approached via establishment of multi-stakeholder platforms referred to as Innovation Platforms for Technology Adoption (IPTAs). These multi-stakeholder platforms including National Agriculture Research Institutes (NARIs), non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, …
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