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SASHA Brief 2013: Gender dimensions of sweetpotato production and consumption in Rwanda

This brief discuss gender dimensions in sweetpotato production. case study Rwanda. Brielfy, the Rwanda Super Foods Project sought to assess the relative efficiency of sweetpotato product value chains and their potential to increase farmer income and equity. Overall observation is that in many countries, when a crop is commercialized, men become …

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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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Presentation: Integrating orange in Zambia: farmer to farmer linkages to sustain access to a vitamin A rich food that earns income

This presentation is described by the following abstract   1Chipungu FP, Chiona M, 1Mueller EE, 1Low J, 3Mudenda MS, 1Mwansa S, 3Mulundu M, 3Mudenda S, 1Heck S and 3Chikubi A 1International Potato Centre, SSA, Zambia Agricultural Research Institute 2Mansa and 3Msekera In 2011, the International Potato Center (CIP) in collaboration …

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SASHA Brief 2015: Does it Make Sense to Store Fresh Roots?

This flyer is a brief description of a study undertaken to better understand whether fresh root storage might offer opportunities with the Kenyan OFSP supply chain. 59 stakeholder and focus group interviews were undertaken across eight focal counties in Kenya to understand existing sweetpotato value chains, their seasonality, farmers’ production …

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SASHA Brief 2014: Unsweetpotato–Breeding staple-type sweetpotato for West Africa and beyond

Sweetpotato as its name suggest is sweet. The sweetness holds back its potential to play major role as starchy staple in diets. In West Africa, the need for Unsweetpotato integration into value chains is urgent. Additionally, characteristics such as storability, poundability are likely co-traits for these Unsweetpotato varieties. This brief …

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