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Agri-Food News and Media, Agrodealer and Inputs, On-Farm Production (crops, livestock), Processing
The Toolkit For Yam Entrepreneurs
All CountriesIITA

We are excited to announce the launch of the Seed Yam Toolkit, an open-source knowledge resource with strategies and tools for future seed yam companies or entrepreneurs to consider and utilize in the development of their business models. The Seed Ya...

Agri-Food News and Media, Others
Crop by Production Value
GhanaINTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IFPR...

In 2005, the crop with the highest production value in Ghana was Yams, with a value of Intl $1.03B.

Research and Development
Characterization of Cassava ORANGE Proteins and Their Capability to Increase Pro-Vitamin A Carotenoids Accumulation
GhanaANGÉ LICA, M. JARAMILLO ID, SANTIAGO SIERRA ID, PA...

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) biofortification with provitamin A carotenoids is an ongoing process that aims to alleviate vitamin A deficiency. The moderate content of provitamin A carotenoids achieved so far limits the contribution to providing...

Others
Farmers’ Demand for Quality and Nutritionally Enhanced Sweetpotato Planting Material: Evidence From Experimental Auctions in Rwanda
RwandaBOSCOW ODHIAMBO OKUMU, SRINIVASULU RAJENDRAN, JULI...

Most farmers source sweetpotato vines from neighboring farmers or from cuttings taken from their own plots during the previous season. In the absence of “clean” vines prepared with more attentive production practices, farmer-to-farmer vine exchanges...

Nutrition
Scaling Up Delivery of Biofortified Staple Food Crops Globally: Paths to Nourishing Millions
NigeriaJENNIFER K. FOLEY, KRISTINA D. MICHAUX, BHO MUDYAH...

Background: Micronutrient deficiencies affect over one quarter of the world’s population. Biofortification is an evidence-based nutrition strategy that addresses some of the most common and preventable global micronutrient gaps and can help improve t...

Nutrition
Daily Consumption of Pro-Vitamin A Biofortified (Yellow) Cassava Improves Serum Retinol Concentrations in Preschool Children in Nigeria: A Randomized Controlled Trial
NigeriaIBUKUN AFOLAMI, MARTIN N. MWANGI, FOLAKE SAMUEL, E...

Background: Vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Pro-vitamin A biofortified (yellow) cassava has the potenti of Nigerian preschool children. Methods: An open-label randomized controlled trial was conducted in southwe...

Nutrition
Food Biofortification: Reaping the Benefits of Science to Overcome Hidden Hunger: A Paper in the Series on the Need for Agricultural Innovations to Sustainably Feed the World by 2050
NigeriaHOWARTH E. BOUIS, EKIN BIROL, ERICK BOY, BRYAN GAN...

Biofortification is a process of increasing the density of minerals and vitamins in a food crop through conventional plant breeding, genetic engineering, or agronomic practices (primarily use of fertilizers and foliar sprays). Biofortified staple foo...

Marketing and Trade
Quarterly Market Report for Selected Legumes, Roots, Tubers, and Other Cereals, October to December 2021
MalawiIFPRI

This quarterly market report was developed by researchers at IFPRI Malawi with the goal of providing clear and accurate information on the variation of weekly and monthly retail prices of selected agricultural commodities that are important for food...

Nutrition
Vitamin A Intakes Remain Higher Among Intervention Participants Three Years After A Aiofortification Intervention In Mozambique
MozambiqueALAN DE BRAUW, MOURAD MOURSI AND BERNARDINO MUNHAU...

The Reaching End Users (REU) project introduced orange sweet potatoes (OSP) to farmers in northern Mozambique between 2006 and 2009, and the associated cluster randomised control trial found increased vitamin A intake among targeted children and wome...

Nutrition
Bargaining Power, Decision Making, And Biofortification: The Role Of Gender In Adoption Of Orange Sweet Potato In Uganda
UgandaDANIEL O. GILLIGAN, NEHA KUMAR, SCOTT MCNIVEN, J....

We examine the role of gender dimensions of intrahousehold bargaining power and decision making in the adoption and diffusion of orange sweet potato (OSP), a biofortified crop being promoted to increase dietary intakes of vitamin A in Uganda. We use...

Marketing and Trade
Nigeria Can Earn N1trn From Cassava Exports, but it is Falling Behind -PIND
NigeriaArinze Nwafor

Nigeria has the potential to generate $427.3 million from domestic value-addition and earn N1 trillion ($2.98 billion) from agricultural exports of cassava per annum, Executive Director of the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta...

Research and Development
Farming Practices and Crop Varietal Choice among Ugandan Bean and Sweet Potato Producers
UgandaCatherine Larochelle, Ricardo Labarta, Enid Katung...

The common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, and white- or yellow-fleshed sweet potatoes, Ipomoea batatas, are widely grown in Uganda as both food and cash crops. Beans and sweet potatoes are common staples in Uganda, providing hearty, affordable nourishm...

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