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Tag Archives: Sweetpotato for Profit and Health initiative (SPHI)

Flyer: Combating hidden hunger through nutritious food baskets

The Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) project is testing a scaling up model through a multiple crops “food basket” approach, drawing on complementary CGIAR expertise for scaling up biofortified crops in particular. The  model being tested focuses on i) advocacy efforts aimed at catalysing policy change and mobilizing resource commitments; …

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Presentation: Welcome to the 5th sphi technical & steering committee meeting

This presentation gives an overview of sweetpotato for profits and health initiative (SPHI) phase 1 structure of operation. This includes their goal to reduce child malnutrition, region of operation, and achievements gained in first five years. Among the key things are the annual progress and communication briefs, case studies and …

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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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Presentation: Changing CGIAR Context: What are the opportunities for SPHI?

This presentation gives an outline of CGIAR context mandate and the intended additional impact through Sweetpotato for Profit and Health initiative (SPHI). The main inclusions outlined in this presentation results to growing demand with more specific expectations by focusing on main food crops, particularly Roots, Tubers and Banana (RTB) as …

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Presentation: Achievements and Lessons Learned from PHASE I of Rooting out Hunger in Malawi

Malawi is experiencing challenges of climate change, declining soil fertility and population increase. These factors are negatively influencing livelihoods of poor households. Therefore, food diversification is a core agricultural policy needed to create opportunities for combating these challenges. The orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is a Vitamin A powerhouse that was …

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Presentation: Highlights from Year 4: Vision of SPHI & Management and Support Platforms under Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA)

This is an overall overview presentation for sweetpotato action for security and support platform (SASHA) project. In brief, it includes the vision of sweetpotato for profits and health initiative (SPHI) and management and support platforms, projects planning and major programs progress, the knowledge portal, and conclude with the regional advocacy …

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Presentation: Sweetpotato Processing in Ghana

This presentation reports on a panel discussion about sweetpotato processing held in Ghana. It highlights achievements, challenges, and priorities for future and how to involve the sweetpotato for profits and health initiative (SPHI).

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