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Scaling up Biofortified Crops through a “Food Basket” Approach for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa
The Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) is a new project led by the international Potato Centre (CIP) and implemented through a consortium of partners. The project has an overall goal of reducing hidden hunger and purposes to demonstrate how scaling up of “multiple biofortified crops” can be achieved.
Kirimi Sindi is the CIP country manager overseeing the Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) project in Rwanda. His team is working at making bio-fortified Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) ubiquitous in the Rwandan diet. He shares some of the strategies they’re employing to meet their goal of reaching more than a quarter million people in the lifespan of the project.
CIP makes a presentation of sweetpotato value chain to high level BMZ Delegation at ILRI Campus in Nairobi
a high level delegation from BMZ, visited ILRI, where Tawanda Muzhingi presented the International Potato Center’s (CIP) progress in addressing bottlenecks in the sweetpotato value chain in Kenya and efforts to scale up the nutrition benefits of biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) with the goal is to reach 1.2 million households with under-5 year old children in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Rwanda through integrated interventions in agriculture, nutrition, utilization, and marketing to strengthen production and consumption of OFSP.
Scaling up sweetpotato through agriculture and nutrition with Drocella Yankulije an OFSP farmer in Rwanda
Scaling up sweetpotato through agriculture and nutrition with Drocella Yankulije an OFSP farmer in Rwanda “We are making money from OFSP farming. The roots are admired in the village […]