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SASHA Brief 2011: Marando Bora “Better vines” – For higher sweetpotato production in the Lake Zone of Tanzania

In Tanzania’s Lake Zone, sweetpotato is a critical food security crop as it supplements maize and cassava and serves as a stand by when other staples fail due to drought and disease. The orange-fleshed varieties (OFSP) offer high beta-carotene levels to combat vitamin A deficiency. It’s cropping cycle is short …

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Micropropagation and hardening sweetpotato tissue culture plantlets

This manual is based on the experiences and lessons from the implementation of the Marando Bora project in Tanzania, which was led by International Potato Center (CIP). It shares the hands-on practices for the initiation and mass propagation of tissue culture plantlets, transportation, hardening and field establishment. This manual is …

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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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SPHI Brief 2014: The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Tanzania (2011-2014)

In Tanzania, sweetpotato is significant crop and widely grown particularly in Lake Victoria and Eastern zones. Despite relatively high productions, Tanzanians still faces malnutrition and stunted growths especially to children. The orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is a Vitamin A powerhouse that can address nutritional deficiencies among young children and women …

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Reaching Agents of Change (RAC); Tanzania country advocacy and communication strategy

Agriculture is the livelihood pillar for the majority of Tanzanians. Most households live on subsistence farming and primarily produce maize, cassava, paddy, sorghum/millet, bananas, sweet potatoes, and yam. The dominance of particular food crops and food related consumption preferences var based on regions and even some tribes. Additionally, mortality rate …

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Orange-fleshed sweetpotato situation analysis and needs assessment Tanzania report

Malnutrition is one of the most serious health problems affecting infants, children, and women of reproductive age in Tanzania. Despite progress made, millions of children and women in Tanzania continue to suffer from one or more forms of under-nutrition, including low birth weight, stunting, being underweight, wasting, vitamin A deficiency …

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Report of the annual review and planning meeting for RAC project

This is a report of the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) annual review and planning meeting. It is documented as successful since it aided to synergize the efforts of the RAC project staff between the 2 partner institutions – International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI), and between …

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SPHI Brief 2014: The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Tanzania (2011-2014)

Tanzania is an extremely significant food crop. It is particularly important in the densely populated Lake Victoria Zone and Eastern zone and is considered a classic food security crop. Overall, Tanzania sweetpotato production is ranked second in East African community and seventh global. Challenge of Vitamin a deficiency and associated …

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