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Tag Archives: Vitamin A deficiency

SPHI Brief 2014: Integrating Orange-For better access to vitamin A rich sweetpotato in the Eastern Province of Zambia

In Zambia, sweetpotato (SP) is ranked after maize and cassava. SP supplements and or serves as stand-by incase of drought or disease attack to other crops. The orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) offers high Beta-carotene level with potential combat Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). This potential is compromised due to lack of sufficient and …

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SPHI Brief 2014: Scaling-out sweetpotato and potato-led interventions to improve nutrition and food security in Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region

Ethiopia’s major public health problems include chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. A particular concern is the Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) affecting pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children under 5 years. To address this concerns integration of nutritious crop such as Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) into local farming and marketing system …

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REACHING AGENTS OF CHANGE (RAC); project additional narrative information on advocacy processes

This is an advocacy intervention management and Inception. The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project initiative was implemented by the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI). The purpose of the project is to ensure the capacity of African institutions, advocates and implementing organizations generate awareness, obtain funds …

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Reaching Agents of Change project Tanzania. End of project meeting report

This is an overview of the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project. RAC was implemented by both Helen Keller International (HKI) and International Potato Center (CIP). This initiative aimed to advocate for orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) in Tanzania, among other countries. The RAC program built an advocate network to advocate …

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This document reports on advocacy strategy developed for the Reaching agents of change (RAC). The RAC project aims at increasing investments and commitment to the dissemination and use of Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) as a means to combat Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) and food insecurity in Africa. It is understood that …

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Engendered Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

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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Advocating for investments on Orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Ghana: workshop report

The workshop “Advocating for Investments on Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) in Ghana.” had objective of developing a common understanding among participants of the benefits of OFSP activities in Ghana for combating Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), participants learned about OFSP and worked towards developing a Ghana-centric strategy to attract and utilize …

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SPHI Brief 2014: The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Tanzania (2011-2014)

Tanzania is an extremely significant food crop. It is particularly important in the densely populated Lake Victoria Zone and Eastern zone and is considered a classic food security crop. Overall, Tanzania sweetpotato production is ranked second in East African community and seventh global. Challenge of Vitamin a deficiency and associated …

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SPHI Brief 2014: The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Nigeria (2011-2014)

Nigeria is the second largest sweetpotato producing country in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Sweetpotato is the fourth most important root and tuber crop, after cassava, yam and taro. Nigeria still faces the challenge of stunted and underweight among children, and deaths are attributed to undernutrition. Almost 30% of preschool aged children …

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