An OFSP platform for Nigeria has been established to catalyse OFSP scaling up efforts. The Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project (BNFB) facilitated a formal platform launch event which took place at the De Meros Hotel and Suites, Lagos Nigeria on 20th July. Participants at the launch included representatives from Nigeria Agricultural Development Programs (ADPs), National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), NARIS, school feeding programme, processors, farmers and academic institutions.
Provitamin A Maize (PVA) maize is a special type of maize that is biofortified and contains high levels of beta-carotene. The PVA maize was recently introduced in Tanzania through collaborative efforts of multiple institutions including the Government of Tanzania, Tanzania Official Seed Certification Institute (TOSCI); Seed companies (Meru Agro-Tours & Consultants Co. Ltd (MATC) and Tanseed International ltd) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), working as a partnership under the Building Nutritious Food Baskets Project (BNFB).
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), a key partner of International Potato Center (CIP ) on the Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB ) Project, held a two-day Orientation, Planning, and Advocacy Strategy Validation workshop between 21st and 22nd March, 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The workshop brought together BNFB’s Regional Advocacy Champions, the BNFB regional and country advocacy teams, and key FARA staff with a common agenda of addressing micronutrient malnutrition in Africa through biofortification.
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.
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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.