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Tag Archives: Varietal selection

Poster: Varietal selection in Madagascar & the use of OFSP for disaster response

Every year, many regions in Madagascar are affected by floods, droughts, frost and locusts. They destroy many crops and increase food and nutrition insecurity. As part of climate-smart agriculture, several projects, NGOs and ministries choose sweetpotato to enhance resilience. Promoting high yielding and nutrient rich crops such as orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes …

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Tudo o Que Sempre Quis Saber sobre a Batata-doce – Volume 1

Este manual contém “Tudo o que sempre quis saber sobre a batata-doce”. Esperamos que o manual seja útil para os que estão envolvidos na capacitação de extensionistas e pessoal de ONGs a diferentes níveis, e que estes por sua vez irão capacitar produtores duma maneira prática que os ajuda a construir as …

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Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir à propos de la patate douce – Volume 1

Ce manuel contient «Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir à propos de la patate douce ». Nous espérons qu’il sera utile à plusieurs niveaux pour ceux qui sont impliqués dans la formation des agents de vulgarisation agricole et du personnel des ONG. Nous espérons aussi que ces derniers formeront en retour …

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Vyote Unavyopaswa Kujua Kuhusu Viazi Vitamu – Juzuu ya 1

Vyote Unavyopaswa Kujua Kuhusu Viazi Vitamu Kitabu cha mafunzo kwa wakufunzi cha mradi wa kuwafikia wadau wa Mabadiliko. Juzuu ya 1. Mada ya 1: Kuwasaidia watu wazima kujifunza inazungumzia sifa za wawezeshaji wazuri, na kutoa mapendekezo ya kuboresha stadi za uwezeshaji za mtu. Inahusu namna ya kupanga kozi ya mafunzo, kutokana na tathmini …

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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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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sweetpotato TOT Manual – Volume 1

This manual contains ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato’. We hope that it will be useful for those involved in training extensionists and NGO staff at different levels, and that they in turn will train farmers in practical ways that help them to build their problem solving and …

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Sweetpotato cultivars with improved keeping qualities for East Africa

This is the final technical report of a project, whose objective was to facilitate development of sweetpotato cultivars with improved post-harvest qualities, especially improved shelf-life and storability, thus improving food security and income generation through better marketing and storage. 

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Challenge Theme 1: Sweetpotato Breeding

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 workshop to assess challenges for sweetpotato in SSA. It addresses …

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Growing orange-fleshed sweetpotato for a healthy diet: A supplementary learners’ resource book for upper primary schools

This learning resource about orange-fleshed sweetpotato for pupils in upper primary schools (primary levels 5–7) was designed to supplement the teaching of topics in the agriculture, integrated science and related curricula. It is not a pupil’s book in the real sense, but rather an innovative invitation by the teachers for …

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