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Gendarização da Planificação, Monitoria e Avaliação do Projecto da Batata Doce de Polpa Alaranjada

This report presents an overview of the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) workshop in Tanzania. It covers background information on the RAC Project of the International Potato Center (CIP) and the efforts of Zenete França and Associates: Consultants in Learning and Capacity Building (ZFA) to support RAC in empowering its …
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SPHI Brief 2013: Rooting out hunger in Malawi with nutritious Orange-fleshed sweetpotato

Malnutrition among young children remains one of the biggest challenges in Malawi rural. Agriculture is the major occupation in rural areas, getting this sector moving is critical for food security and poverty reduction. Maize is the most important food crop, followed by cassava, sweetpotato, Irish potato, and sorghum. Sweetpotato is …
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SPHI Brief 2013: Mitigando desastres em Moçambique

Mozambique experienced severe drought in Southern and Central regions affecting over 92,000 household. The international Potato Center (CIP) via Mozambique government request, developed disseminating strategy for the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in affected regions. This initiative aimed to provide the household with drought-resistant varieties, pro-vitamin A rich OFSP. Working closely with …
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SPHI Brief 2013: Mitigating disaster in Mozambique

Mozambique experienced severe drought in Southern and Central regions affecting over 92,000 household. The international Potato Center (CIP) via Mozambique government request, developed disseminating strategy for the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in affected regions. This initiative aimed to provide the household with drought-resistant varieties, pro-vitamin A rich OFSP. Working closely with …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Nutritious Orange-fleshed sweetpotato for Niassa, Mozambique

Niassa is the most remote and sparsely populated of Mozambique’s provinces with a population density of just 11-12 persons per km2 of land (compared with the national average of 30 persons per km2). This region suffers high rates of child malnutrition. Therefore SASHA initiated a project “Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Integrating health and agriculture to maximize the nutritional impact of orange-!eshed sweetpotato: The Mama SASHA proof-of-concept project in Western Kenya

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) contributes to significant health problems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is an important source of energy and beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A in the body. One medium-size sweetpotato provides enough to meet the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A for children and …
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SASHA Brief 2011: Integrating health and agriculture to maximize the nutritional impact of orange-fleshed sweetpotato: The Mama SASHA proof-of-concept project in Western Kenya

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) contributes to significant health problems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Most vulnerable are the young children and pregnant or lactating women. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is an important source of energy and beta-carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A in the body. This brief is reporting on project …
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SASHA Brief 2011: Marando Bora “Better vines” – For higher sweetpotato production in the Lake Zone of Tanzania

In Tanzania’s Lake Zone, sweetpotato is a critical food security crop as it supplements maize and cassava and serves as a stand by when other staples fail due to drought and disease. The orange-fleshed varieties (OFSP) offer high beta-carotene levels to combat vitamin A deficiency. It’s cropping cycle is short …
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The potential impact of orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes on vitamin A intake in Sub-Saharan Africa

A recent ex ante impact assessment indicates that orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes can make a major contribution to alleviating vitamin A malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Replacing the white-fleshed varieties now grown by farmers with new high ß-carotene cultivars that meet local preferences would benefit an estimated 50 million children under age 6 …
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