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Capacity Development for Sustainability and Impact: A success story of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute in Nigeria

A success story of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) in Nigeria demonstrating an effective “Take lead – take off” approach to Capacity for Sustainability and Impact. The Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) is a parastatal organization under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development …
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2017 Marketing, Processing and Utilization CoP Meeting Report: accelerating orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) value chain development for nutrition and livelihoods in Africa

The SPHI Marketing, Processing and Utilization Community of Practice (MPU CoP) held its 4th Annual Meeting in Kisumu Kenya on 1-3 March 2017. It was attended by 47 participants from 12 countries. The theme of the meeting was accelerating orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) value chain development for nutrition and livelihoods in Africa. This …
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Poster 7: Approaches Enhancing Dissemination of OFSP Technologies in Western Kenya

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) has various flesh colours.  Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is important for both food security and nutrition because of its provision of vitamin A. Factors limiting adoption of OFSP include; inadequate quality seed, poor agronomic practices and general lack of information on the OFSP value chain. Kenya Agricultural …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (RTC-Action) Malawi

Given the successful completion of CIP-led potato and sweetpotato projects financed by Irish Aid from 2007 through 2015, a new project has been designed that continues developing potato, orange-fleshed sweetpotato and cassava production and marketing systems all under one five-year project:  Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Feed the Future Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies Project (MISST)

This project aims to provide 62,500 farmers with OFSP planting material. These farmers will gain hands-on experience with the cultivation of available varieties and knowledge on agronomic practices. Project activities are implemented in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence in most Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) in seven districts in …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Scaling Up Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) in Mozambique

SUSTAIN is a 5-year partnership (2013-2018), coordinated by CIP and financed by the UK Department for International Development, to scale up the nutrition benefits of biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). The goal is to reach 1.2 million households with under-5 year old children in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Rwanda. SUSTAIN supports …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) in Malawi

This flyer outlines the progress made towards achieving the objectives of the SUSTAIN project in Malawi from 2015 to 2016. SUSTAIN is a 5-year partnership (2013-2018), coordinated by CIP and financed by the UK Department for International Development, to scale up the nutrition benefits of biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). The …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Scaling Up Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) in Rwanda

The SUSTAIN project aims to reach at least 60,000 direct smallholder beneficiaries and 250,000 indirect beneficiaries in four districts in Rwanda by 2018 with improved varieties and appropriate nutrition information and counseling for caregivers of infants and young children. This flyer outlines the progress made towards this objective between June …
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SPHI Brief 2016: Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition in Kenya

SUSTAIN is a 5-year partnership (2013-2018), coordinated by CIP and financed by the UK Department for International Development, to scale up the nutrition benefits of biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). The goal is to reach 1.2 million households with under-5 year old children in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Rwanda. In Kenya, …
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