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Flyer: Invest in Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato to Improve Food Security in Nigeria

An estimated 41% of Nigerian children under 5 are stunted and 23% are underweight. Food security requires not only increased food supply, but also availability, access and proper utilization of food by men, women and children. Sweetpotato, with its broad genetic diversity, provides drought tolerant varieties of many flesh colours …
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Flyer: Invest In Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato to Improve Food Security in Mozambique

An estimated 39% of Mozambicans are undernourished and 44 % of children under 5 are stunted . Food security requires not only increased food supply, but also availability, access and proper utilization of food by men, women and children. Sweetpotato, with its broad genetic diversity, provides drought tolerant varieties of …
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Flyer: Invest in Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato to Improve Food Security in Tanzania

An estimated 39% of Tanzanians are undernourished and 44% of children under 5 are stunted. Food security requires not only increased food supply but also availability, access and proper utilization of food by men, women and children. Sweetpotato, with its broad genetic diversity, provides drought tolerant varieties of many flesh …
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The Use of OFSP to Combat Vitamin A Deficiency in Uganda

The HarvestPlus Initiative undertook a number of studies to document the situation of sweetpotato in Uganda with a focus on OFSP. These studies examined producer and consumer preferences, extension strategies and post harvest utilization. Surveys were conducted and data collected from all four of Uganda’s regions while considering intervention (communities …
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Sweetpotato in South Asia: Post-harvest handling, Processing, Storage and Use

This publication contains workshop proceedings on analytical trends in post-harvest handling, storage, and utilization of sweetpotato (SP). SP has considerable importance at farm level, as untapped potential for food, feed and industrial uses. Achieving this potential calls for better understanding of consumer needs including production pattern, current storage, processing and utilization practices. …
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Increased Promotion and Evaluation of High β-carotene Sweetpotato as part of the Food Based Approaches to Combat Vitamin A Deficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

Sweetpotato is one of the most important staple crops in densely populated parts of eastern Africa and is fast becoming an important supplementary staple in the southern part of the continent. Sweetpotato is vital to destitute, small-scale farmers with limited land, labor and capital. One of its greatest assets is …
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Potential of Sweetpotato in Reducing Vitamin A Deficiency in Africa

Orange-fleshed roots contained higher total carotenoid and b-carotene content than white- and cream- fleshed lines, and all trans-b-carotene predominated for more than 80%. Carotenoids from orange-fleshed sweetpotato are highly vitamin A active and their consumption in Africa where vitamin A deficiency is prevalent should be encouraged. Twelve weeks after planting, the …
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