Ghana Sweetpotato Improvement Update Ted Carey Sweetpotato Support Platform –West Africa 25-26 February 2013 Accra, Ghana.
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Ghana Sweetpotato Improvement Update
Sweetpotato Support Platform –West Africa25-26 February 2013 Accra, Ghana
The Sweetpotato Action for Security and Healthin Africa (SASHA) is a five-year initiative designed to improve the food security and livelihoods of poor families in Sub-Saharan Africa by exploiting the untapped potential of sweetpotato. It will develop the essential capacities, products, and methods to reposition sweetpotato in food economies of Sub-Saharan African countries to alleviate poverty and under-nutrition.
SWEETPOTATO FOR PROFIT AND HEALTH INITIATIVE
Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative: By 2020 456,750 households in Ghana
Sweetpotato Breeding Selection Sites and Target Zones in Ghana
Target areas where sweetpotato
Is currently important, or benchmark sites for CRP Systems research
Breeding selection sites
CRP benchmark sites
CSIR - Savanna Agricultural Research Inst.
CSIR – Crops Research Inst.
Selection sites are located where sweetpotato is important
FARMERS MANCHORO,UPPER EAST REGION
NUTIFAFE WOMEN’S GROUP,
KPORKUVE, VOLTA REGION
Baba Salifu, Komenda, Central Region
Constraints: Drought can be a constraint in any AEZ, but tends to be worse in savanna AEZs, SPVD tends to be worst in forest zone, soil fertility tends to be low in most places.
Detailed assessments are underway with partners to identify value chain and seed system interventions
Confirmation of consumer tastes and target products is essential
GLEANERS AT HARVEST,TONO, NAVRONGO
UPPER EAST REGION
TEAM ASSISTING AT 2012
PARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT, KOMENDA, CENTRAL REGION
SASHA = Orange, WAAPP = Black, RTIMP FFF sites =Blue
Rapid proximate analysis for minerals,
sugars and β-carotene done using NIRS
CSRI- CSIR- CSIR- CSIR-
K. Acheremu, E. Ackah, A. Adjekum, K. Adofo, H.K. Adu-Dapaah, E. Adu-Kwarteng, D. Akansake, Y. Alhassan, V. Amankwaah, E. Amoaful, K. Ampofo, J.N. Asafu-Agyei, N. AsamoahObeng, K. Asara, J. Awoodzie, C. Ayiwo, E. Baafi, M. Dadoza, L. Dahoundo, H.K. Dapaah, J.N. Lamptey, E. Obeng-Bio, I. Oduro, V. Oduro, E. Osei-Bonsu, A. Osei-Sarfoh,D. Owusu, I. Owusu, E. Owusu-Mensah, M. Quain, M. Quarm, R. Thompson, M-A. Zakariah, C. Wiredu
WEST AFRICA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVTY PROGRAM