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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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SeFaMaCo Value Chain Development Programme

Seed-Farmer-Market-Consumer, SeFaMaCo is a commercialization and market access programme implemented by SeFaMaCo Consortium comprising of 8 partners; 7 sub-grantees and Farm Concern International, FCI as the lead partner funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. The multi-value chain programme is based on two categories: …

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SASHA Brief 14: Engaging Students and National Fellows in OFSP value chain development in SSA

Two doctoral candidates using Food and Nutrition Evaluation Laboratory (FANEL) facilities graduated and six master students are working on their thesis research. This year noted significant increases in demand for carotenoid and proximate analysis at FANEL with samples being analyzed of orange-fleshed sweetpotato and other biofortified crops. FANEL seeks to …

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From lab to life: Making storable orange-fleshed sweetpotato purée a commercial reality

Research in Rwanda demonstrated that orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée (steamed, mashed roots) was an economically viable, vitamin A enhancing ingredient in baked products when the purée was produced and used in the same bakery. Having a storable, packaged OFSP purée produced by a firm to supply bakers is an alternative …

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Presentation 16: Sweetpotato value chain and the potential role for commercial fresh root storage in selected areas of Mozambique

SASHA has worked with NRI and SUSTAIN to carry out a commodity chain study in Mozambique. This study focuses on two provinces covered by SUSTAIN: Manica and Maputo. Its objectives are (a) to assess how sweetpotato can be placed in terms of consumers’ choice, (b) to describe and understand the …

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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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Presentation 9: Scaling out potato and sweetpotato interventions in SNNPR and Tigray Ethiopia Product Development Ethiopia

This presentation documents a project set to scale out potato and sweetpotato interventions in Ethiopia. The main focus being to improved food and nutrition security among vulnerable households with young children in Tigray and SNNPR through increased production and consumption of micronutrient-rich sweetpotato and potato varieties as part of diversified …

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