Christina Nyirahabimana: Cooperative develops innovative baked goods from sweet potato

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Orange fleshed sweetpotato mandazi ready for eating. Photo: S. Quinn/CIP. Original photo story.

The community has been very supportive and they really like the cooperative’s orange-fleshed sweet potato baked goods because they smell really good and taste great. They also like them because they want the benefit of the vitamin A, in which orange-fleshed sweet potato is rich.

Scaling up Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) is a five-year partnership (2013-2018) coordinated by the International Potato Center (CIP) and financed by the UK Department for International Development to spread the nutrition benefits of biofortified OFSP to more farmers.

 The program aims to reach 1.2 million households with children under 5 years across four countries: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Rwanda through mutually-reinforcing incentives to increase adoption of OFSP, consumption of Vitamin-A-rich foods, and diversification of OFSP utilization.

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