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Tag Archives: Vitamin A


This presentation gives a progress overview of ongoing COHORT study in Bungoma Kenya. The main aims is to assess how uptake of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) interventions impacts the Vitamin A, nutrition and health status of mothers and infants. The main report shows progress in data collection and management. Additionally, …

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Presentation: OFDA/USAID Mitigating Disaster Projects in 5 Provinces of Mozambique: Preliminary Results of the Baseline and Endline Surveys

In recent past, Mozambique experienced severe drought and floods in southern and central regions. This led to government call for mitigation efforts to improve vitamin A intake among over 120,000 households. This response strategy achieved the establishment of decentralized vine multiplication (DVM), capacity building on agro-processing, marketing and promoting of …

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The poster outlines how ggenenotype by Environment (GxE) interaction analysis has helped to select varieties combining good yield, high beta-carotene content and acceptable dry matter content. However, in Burkina Faso, most of the OFSP varieties introduced failed to adapt. In a country where VAD among children under five and their …

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Identification of quantitative trait loci for dry-matter, starch, and b-carotene content in sweetpotato

Development of orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes (OFSP) is desired for the improvement of the food supply and nutritional status of millions of people in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] breeding is challenging due to its genetic complexity, and marker-assisted breeding tools are needed to facilitate …

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Introducing the Vitamin A sweetpotato – Drama Skit II

  This play script demonstrates local farmers’ livelihood transformation by adopting orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) farming. It is evident that extensions services can aid avert common mistakes resulting from farmer practices and lower production. For instance, mixing clean planting material with diseased one cause cross contamination. It concludes by showing …

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Radio spot message

This article contains promotional information for small-scale farmer through local media channels. The main message is the availability of Vitamin A rich sweetpotato with more economic importance over other usual crops.

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Training Manual on Marketing and Product Development for Extension Workers

Marketing is not about selling only, it involves various issues. If someone is going to market his product, planning begins before production. It involves determining what the customer wants and developing that product as well as delivering it to a place where the customer will reach or see in order …

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