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Presentation: Getting started with Nutritious Sweetpotato For Niassa

This presentation details progress of initial introduction of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in Niassa region. Briefly, donor interest was driven by strong political will, ideal agro-ecological conditions and interest to integrate OFSP into already existing initiatives. The main aim of OFSP introduction is to contribute to efforts of realizing food …
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SPHI Brief 2012: Integrating Orange combating Vitamin A deficiency in maize-based food systems in Zambia

In Zambia, maize is the most important crop. This shows a low diet diversity usually accompanied by high levels of stunted growth and prompt for food crops diversification. This brief updates on the progress of integrating orange to combat Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in Zambia. Briefly, three pro-vitamin A rich …
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SPHI Brief 2012: Mitigating disaster and fighting vitamin A deficiency with new drought-tolerant, Orange fleshed sweetpotato

The recent drought experienced in southern and central Mozambique calls for mitigation strategies such as disseminating new varieties of orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) with desired traits. This move presents unique challenge to improve household’s livelihood through Vitamin A intakes among other attributes. This brief outlines the achievements realized in this …
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DIALLEL ANALYSIS OF SWEETPOTATO FOR BETA-CAROTENE CONTENT AND YIELD COMPONENTS

  Globally Vitamin A (VA) deficiency poses great risk for pregnant women and is a leading factor to early childhood deaths. Despite VA importance to health, many low income livelihoods experience limited access. Most poor communities depend on farming hence enrichment of sweetpotato with β-carotene through conventional breeding would increase …
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The Use of OFSP to Combat Vitamin A Deficiency in Uganda

The HarvestPlus Initiative undertook a number of studies to document the situation of sweetpotato in Uganda with a focus on OFSP. These studies examined producer and consumer preferences, extension strategies and post harvest utilization. Surveys were conducted and data collected from all four of Uganda’s regions while considering intervention (communities …
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Sweetpotato Breeding in Ghana in Partnership with the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Inititiative

Sweetpotato is increasingly important in African agriculture for combating food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly vitamin A deficiency. The Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) aims to reposition sweetpotato in African food economies, and improve the lives of 10 million families by 2020. The SPHI works through diverse research and …
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