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Presentation 13: Handling catch-22 situation between crop production and its agro-processing: Lessons from Western Kenya

Research for development organizations such as the International Potato Centre has been tasked to scale up adoption of proven technologies including crop varieties as well as develop sustainable value chains. While this approach has the potential to increase production, home utilization and commercialization, questions on which segment of the value …

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SASHA Brief 2015: Rwanda Sweetpotato Super Foods Market Chains that Work for Women and for the Poor

This flyer outlines the findings of the Rwanda Sweetpotato Super Foods  Project, which sought to build an effective public-private sector partnership, and to investigate whether sweetpotato processed products are profitable and acceptable to urban consumers. The project was implemented in four districts in Rwanda (Rulindo, Gakenke, Muhanga and Kamonyi). 

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SPHI Brief 2015: Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato on the Home Grown School Feeding Menu in Nigeria

Sweetpotato for health and wealth in Nigeria and Jumpstarting OFSP in West Africa for diversified markets are two projects that focus on development of the value chain for health and wealth of the rural households in Nigeria, working in Osun and Kwara states. Out of search for OFSP demand at …

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SPHI Brief 2015: Rooting Out Hunger in Malawi Transitioning into a National Roots and Tuber development program

The Rooting Out Hunger project is implemented in in Chikwawa, Phalombe, and Zomba districts and is extending into neighboring Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Mwanza, and Nsanje districts; all located in Southern Malawi. The first phase focused on promoting the adoption and appropriate use of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) as a food-based approach in …

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SPHI Brief 2015: Jumpstarting Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato in West Africa through Diversified Markets

This flyer describes the objectives, activities, and progress made in implementing a three-year project that targets informal and formal orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) markets in Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso between June 2014 and July 2015. The project is working towards four major outcomes at each target location: to establish commercial …

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Presentation: Rwanda Super Foods Project: Key findings from the endline survey

Kirimi Sindi made a presentation on the Rwanda Super Foods project, which was a four-year proof-of-concept project implemented in Gakenke, Rulindo, Muhanga and Kamonyi districts of Rwanda with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This presentation focused specifically on the findings of the endline survey of the …

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Determinants of Sweetpotato Commercialization in South Nyanza, Kenya

Sweetpotato serves as an important food security crop in many parts of Kenya, but rarely is a principal food staple or significant cash crop. A structured household survey conducted among 81 sweetpotato growers examines the factors influencing the extent to which farmers engage in commercial sweetpotato production in four distinct …

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Challenge Theme Paper 4: Sweetpotato Value Chains

This paper is part of a series of theme papers compiled into an International Potato Center Social Science Working Paper entitled Unleashing the Potential of Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Challenges and Way Forward. They were prepared in preparation for a Sweetpotato Challenge Workshop held in July 2008 in Addis Ababa. …

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