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Newly Launched Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) Platform to Fight Hidden Hunger in Nigeria

September 18, 2017 By Joyce Maru

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.  

Take a bite out of Maria Andrade

September 15, 2017 By CPAD

  At restaurants across Cape Verde, Maria Andrade is on the menu. Baked, boiled or fried, the Maria Andrade sweetpotato serves up more than just flavor. It delivers enough micronutrients […]

Going to scale with orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Ghana

August 29, 2017 By Vivian Atakos

International Potato Center (CIP) Director General Dr. Barbara Wells recently paid a courtesy call to former UN Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan and his wife Mrs. Nane Annan at their home in Accra, Ghana. The meeting, held on August 1, aimed to introduce Dr. Tom van Mourik, CIP Country Manager for Ghana and Project Manager for a new orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) project—Orange: Healthy Gold for Ghana. They also deliberated on fundraising opportunities for going to scale with OFSP through the new project.

Diversified nutrition education approaches lead to increased Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato adoption and healthy diets

August 18, 2017 By Vivian Atakos

In Webuye East sub county, Bungoma County in Kenya, 30-year-old Teresa Nekesa ushers us into her house with a smile, her two young children in tow.  Her other two children are attending a nearby school. She informs us the youngest just turned a year old. We are impressed. He is noticeably a healthy boy.

“Most of his agemates in the village are distinctively smaller. Many women ask me what I feed my children so they appear healthy”, says Teresa.

Learning visit: Moving towards certified seed potato production in Kenya’s North Rift

August 15, 2017 By Vivian Atakos

Decentralised seed potato multipliers and county officers in Kenya’s North Rift —part of Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) project—undertook an educational tour aimed at showcasing procedures and practises for producing certified seed. The tour, organised by AVCD-Potato project funded by USAID, took place from 5th to 7th July 2017. 

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