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Sweetpotato as a health benefit

This article is part of International Potato center (CIP) annual reports on utilization of sweetpotato for health benefit. The orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) contains high quantities of vitamin A. Introducing these beta-carotene-rich sweetpotatoes into the diet of young children increased vitamin A intake and reduced the frequency of low retinol in …
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Sweetpotato Improvement

The International Potato Center’s investment in sweetpotato improvement and virus control resulted in the release of approximately 21 improved sweetpotato varieties. The aim is to improve human health and income generation through the development and adoption of these new sweetpotato varieties with enhanced postharvest characteristics, and the application of virus cleaning techniques for production of …
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Promotion of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato to Enhance Dietary Vitamin A Intake: Lessons and Strategies in Eastern and Southern Africa

Vitamin A deficiency is a serious component of a serious and growing problem of malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among children. The International Potato Centre (CIP) is working together with partner organizations in agriculture, nutrition, and health to fight vitamin A deficiency through the promotion of orange- fleshed sweetpotato varieties …
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