Drocella Yankulije: Children love orange-fleshed sweet potato

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We grow a variety of orange-fleshed sweet potato here called Gihingumukungu. We prefer it because it has a very high yield and very large roots compared to other varieties.

The orange-fleshed sweet potato is also very soft which makes it great for baking mandazi and bread. In terms of taste, we like Terimbere. The roots are very sweet and our children like them because of the high dry matter content and the sweetness.

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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