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SPHI Brief 33: Partnering to Scale Biofortified Crops in Uganda

Under the USAID funded activity, “Meals for Nutrition: Biofortified Solutions”, a total of 82,800 farmers have been reached with orange sweetpotato vines and 176,079 farmers with high iron beans in 25 districts, between August 2017 and August 2018. This has been achieved through partnerships with five NGOs, six seed companies …
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SPHI Brief 22: Ugandan School Children Contributing to the Health of their Nation

In Uganda, between June 2015 and July 2018, the International Potato Center (CIP) worked with the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) in the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) to develop four supplementary readers with orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes as a major theme for primary school children. These were introduced successfully into …
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SASHA Brief 14: Financial Feasibility of Sweetpotato Vine Multiplication in Uganda and Tanzania and Implications for Going-to-Scale

The development of an economically feasible and sustainable vine multiplication models and vine distribution channels is critical for obtaining high sweetpotato yields. A study was done in Uganda and Tanzania in early 2018 to identify, one, which of the vine multiplication models in use is the most financially viable; and …
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SASHA Brief 11: The “Missing Middle”- Linking Decentralized Vine Multipliers to Early Generation Seed Producers in Uganda

In Uganda, CIP is testing seed business enterprise models for medium-scale multiplication to provide the link between upstream sources of clean planting materials (pre-basic seed) and new varieties and down-stream community-based vine multipliers (DVMs). After undertaking business skills training, 9 (8 male, 1 female) medium scale seed and root enterprises …
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Youth Investing In Agriculture: Success with Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) In Western Uganda

Given the growing youth populations in sub-Saharan Africa and the state of economic livelihoods in the region, the agriculture sector offers a great potential for alleviating unemployment and underemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Solomon Isingoma, a 28-year-old from Hoima district, in western Uganda is a successful youth vine multiplier. Born in …

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