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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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Nutritious and affordable sweetpotato based silage: the feed solution for small-scale pig farmers

This flyer describes the objectives, approach and achievements of ongoing research to develop innovative business models to promote and commercialize sweetpotato silage in Uganda (June 2014 – July 2015). This is expected to transform production and utilization of sweetpotato vines and roots to attenuate the constraint of livestock feed shortages.

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SASHA Brief 2014: Seeking Super Silage

This brief present a project aimed to develop good quality sweetpotato (SP) silage. As part of technology development the optimal combination found for making silage with good levels of protein and digestibility was 50:30:20 of Napier grass, sweetpotato vines, and sweetpotato roots, respectively.

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Making high quality sweetpotato silage: an improved tube silage making method

Sweetpotato silage is a method for preserving vines and roots in a succulent condition in a silo. Well-made sweetpotato silage is a wholesome and nutritious feed for all classes of cattle and pigs. Sweetpotato silage is made by fermenting chopped vines and roots of non-commercial value in the absence of …

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Vine, tuber and whole plant silages from five cultivars of sweet potato (Hapur local, Indonesia Boger (IB) 97-6/7, IB 12/24, IB 12/7 and CIP SWA-4) were investigated for nitrogen content, in vitro digestibility and metabolizable energy content and rate and extent of in vitro gas production using fresh pig faecal …

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Variations in vine to tuber rations and total biomass yield in five cultivars of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) (I) lam) grown for silage for pigs

Five cultivars of sweet potato (Hapur local, Indonesia Boger (IB) 97-6/7, IB 12/24, IB 12/7 and CIP SWA-4) were grown at ICRISAT, India, on red soil with supplementary irrigation. Agronomical observations were carried during the rainy and post rainy season 2005/2006. Season had a significant effect on biomass yield. Across …

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