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2019 SASHA Brief 05. Breeding and prospects for low sweet sweetpotato in West Africa.

A trained sensory panel was developed to assist with breeding for sweetpotato quality preferences of consumers in West Africa. Lexicons of terms to precisely describe boiled and fried sweetpotato sensory quality have been developed using trained sensory panel. Trained panel results showed that there is no direct relationship between sugar …
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An Orange light has gone dim: West Africa’s OFSP advocate & Former U.N Secretary-General has gone to rest

On the 18th day of August 2018, we awoke to the sad news. Kofi Annan, an advocate of the OFSP in West Africa is no more. He was eighty years old. The Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, and his wife Nane Annan, have been tirelessly behind …

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Jumpstarting Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato in West Africa through diversified market, hereafter referred to as Jumpstarting Project, is a 3 years project managed by International Potato Center (CIP). The project started in 2014 and is being implemented in 3 West African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria. The overall goal …
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SPHI Brief 2015: Jumpstarting Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato in West Africa through Diversified Markets

This flyer describes the objectives, activities, and progress made in implementing a three-year project that targets informal and formal orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) markets in Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso between June 2014 and July 2015. The project is working towards four major outcomes at each target location: to establish commercial …
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