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Cover for Building a sustainable sweetpotato value chain: experience from the Rwanda sweetpotato super foods project.

Sweetpotato is widely grown in almost all agroecological zones of Rwanda, where it is prized by most resource-poor farmers as a reliable, low-input, food security crop but with limited commercial potential. The bulkiness, lack of processing technologies and lack of market at the peak of sweetpotato ...

Author(s)
Ndirigwe, J.; Sindi, K.; Low, J.; Shumbusha, D.; Shingiro, J. B.; Nshimiyimana, J. C.; Hakizimana, S.; Angsten, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Price integration of sweetpotato marketing: implications for an efficient marketing system in Nigeria.

This 2010 study was carried out in the south-east agroecological zone of Nigeria to determine the degree of market integration and infrastructural and social problems associated with sweetpotato marketing. In a food market economy like Nigeria, an efficient, integrated and spatial pricing system...

Author(s)
Anyaegbunam, H. N.; Nwosu, A. C.; Mbanasor, J. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potato and sweetpotato in Africa: transforming the value chains for food and nutrition security.

This book is based on papers presented at the Ninth Triennial African Potato Association Conference, Naivasha, Kenya, 30 June-4 July 2013.The book focuses on the policies for germplasm exchange, food security and trade in Africa, seed systems, breeding and disease management and postharvest...

Author(s)
Low, J.; Nyongesa, M.; Quinn, S.; Parker, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book
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Cover for Sweetpotato value chain development in West Africa: matching products with farmer typology.

Sweetpotato value chain studies conducted in 2012 in three West African countries - Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso - indicated three types of sweetpotato producers. Type I farmers specialize in sweetpotato production, making it the most important cash crop for their farm. Type II farmers grow...

Author(s)
Peters, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Getting the equation right: engendering sweetpotato value chains in East Africa.

Upgrading sweetpotato value chains is constrained by its bulkiness, its short shelf life and it being predominantly seen as a woman's and poor person's crop. Commercialization efforts require increased involvement of men and young people, without jeopardizing benefits accruing to women. The...

Author(s)
Mayanja, S.; McEwan, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: postharvest quality and marketing.

This chapter covers the following aspects of sweet potato postharvest quality and marketing: chemical composition, physiological disorders in freshly stored roots, marketing and quality standards, storage methods, traditional processing techniques, and industrial processing.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter

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