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Generating Advances in Income and Nutrition through Sweetpotato in India
Provide knowledge on sweetpotato for improving yields and nutrition among communities to meet the costs of cultivating the crop, farm mechanization helped to reduce the cost of cultivation.
PRODUCTION
PRODUCTIVITY
Accelerating the Development of Early-Maturing-Agile Potato for Food Security through a Trait Observation and Discovery Network in Peru, China and Ethiopia
The project aims to increase the capacity of National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) to identify new trait sources and methods for potato breeding to enable faster improvement of genetic gains.
RESEARCH
HUMAN CONDITION
Emergency Response with Potato and Sweetpotato among Drought-affected Farmers in SNNP Region, Ethiopia
To support affected farmers in SNNPR with seed potato and sweetpotato planting material, two crops that are among the key food security crops for smallholder farmers in the region. Potatoes and sweetpotatoes are known as versatile, nutritious staples that produce more food per unit area of land and time than do many other crops. In SNNPR, they are usually produced on small plots in both belg and meher seasons, providing sufficient food for families because of their high productivity.
PRODUCTION
ECONOMIC
The Viable Sweetpotato Technologies for Income and Nutrition Activity in Rwanda
Promote the production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes (OFSP) in 10 districts in Rwanda.
PRODUCTION
SOCIAL
Nutritious Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato for Niassa, Mozambique
Niassa is the most remote and sparsely populated of Mozambique’s provinces with a population density of just 11-12 persons per km2 of land. The Province suffers from very high rates of child malnutrition. Forty-five percent of children less than five years of age are stunted, levels of vitamin A deficiency are high, and nutritional knowledge among caregivers low. Since the beginning of the project, 13,790 direct beneficiaries (54% of them women) received quality vines and 4,113 (61% women) of them participated in nutrition training.
SOCIAL
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