Generating income and combatting Vitamin A deficiency… the case of scaling up Orange-fleshed sweet potato locally

2017-02-13

Pilot efforts to develop markets for orange-fleshed sweet-potato (OFSP) to generate income and help combat vitamin A deficiency in Ghana is accelerating.Dr. Ted Carey, who works for the International Potato Center as the regional sweetpotato breeder and Ghana country manager based in Kumasi at the CSIR Crop Research Institute, said the variety was introduced in 2005, but without much promotion, the variety is not as patronised as expected; hence the pilot project called ‘Jumpstarting Orange-Fleshed Sweet potato in West Africa through Diversified Markets” which seeks to stimulate demand for OFSP through market-led innovations………..

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