Sweet Successes with Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes



Sweet Potato Success!

Sweet potato flesh is loaded with Vitamin A! But you all already know that. That’s why so many Peace Corps Volunteers are working with their communities to promote Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes. 

The 2016 World Food Prize will recognize achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Dr. Jan Low, an RPCV-Zaire, and a researcher kidat the International Potato Center is one of this year’s laureates. All of this year’s laureates are being honored for their achievement in developing this successful example of micronutrient and vitamin biofortification – the orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) at the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium.

In October, the PC/Washington Food Security team will represent Peace Corps at the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium and we need your help! 

We are looking for successful projects and examples to highlight for our display. We are currently accepting stories, videos, photos, and anything you have about our work with orange-fleshed sweet potatoes!  SUBMIT HERE

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