Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) multiplication fields at Ilindi village are impressive and inspirational. The fields, managed by very committed OFSP growers, use irrigation from the nearby Lake Manyara. The proximity of the land to the lake makes the water table very high allowing the farmers to dig up wells to irrigate their crops.
On November 22 in Equatorial Guinea, CIP Director General Dr. Barbara Wells accepted the Al-Sumait prize for CIP’s work in introducing Al Sumait MASTER LOGO revised copyVitamin A Rich orange flesh sweetpotato to 2.8 million households in Sub-Saharan African.
The International Potato Center (CIP) led by World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Maria Andrade officially launched the global Climate Resilience through Sweetpotato (CReSP) initiative. The goal of CReSP is to fully utilize the potential of sweetpotato for improving nutrition security and livelihoods of vulnerable populations in the face of climate change.