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SASHA Brief 2013: Exploiting sweetpotato as an animal feed in East Africa

East Africa has the highest per capita consumption of livestock products among all the regions in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). High population pressure has led to increased competition for land between food grains and feed resources. The problem is compounded by a lack of quality feed year-round, with major feed shortages …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Integrating health and agriculture to maximize the nutritional impact of orange-!eshed sweetpotato: The Mama SASHA proof-of-concept project in Western Kenya

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) contributes to significant health problems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is an important source of energy and beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A in the body. One medium-size sweetpotato provides enough to meet the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A for children and …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Sweetpotato seed systems: A question of quantity and quality

Sweetpotato is a vegetatively propagated crop with short cropping cycle. In most cases each of the cropping cycle is started with planting cutting material, other than breeders who use true seeds. Normally, crop propagated vegetatively accumulate diseases resulting to adverse effects on yields. Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), most farmers source …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Breeding in Africa for Africa

Africa has long relied on traditionally breeding systems that are a time consuming to release improved variety. Frequently those new varieties do not suit the various geographic areas and the preferences of diverse farmers and consumers within a country. Indeed, as of 2008, most countries in Africa had no real …
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Presentation: What we have learned about viruses in SSA and Progress to date on developing new tools for better & quicker virus assessment

This is a review presentation on progress in viruses’ assessment in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The current initiative is development of new tools for quick virus assessment such as, sRNA, tube arrays and LAMP technology. In conclusions, tube arrays are recommended for distribution within hubs. However, the expected Next generation sequencing …
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Sweetening Lives with Sweetpotato

Sweetpotato is the third most important food crop in East Africa in terms of production and the fourth most important in Southern Africa. It can produce better yields in poor conditions with fewer inputs and less labor than other staples, making it particularly suitable for households threatened by migration, civil …
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Sweetpotato production in Sub-Saharan Africa: Patterns and key issues

Sweetpotato production in Sub-Saharan Africa: Patterns and key issues

Sub-Saharan Africa produces more than 7 million tonnes of sweetpotato annually, about 5% of global production. Since the early 1960s, production in East and Central Africa has increased one and-a-half times (to 250% of 1960 production). Recent projections by IFPRI indicate that sweetpotato production in Africa will more than double …
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