Improving health and creating wealth with household farms
The only thing to distract from Sabrina’s wide smile and lively eyes, is the beautiful and vibrant traditional Bangladeshi dress that she is wearing. As she walks quickly across the dirt courtyard towards the front door of her one room house, the bright orange fabric billows around her and brings a festive, celebratory feel to her every move. Sabrina enters the house and quickly appears back at the door way with her arms full of sweetpotato roots and vines. With her telltale smile she proudly lays the produce out before her as if to show off her bounty.
The roots are large and smooth. Harvested just that day they are clean and ready to be cooked at home or transported to the nearby market for sale. Sabrina has been out in the field that morning alongside her husband and her neighbor harvesting her plot of orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) for these roots and vines – something she has been doing for the last 4 years ever since she was introduced to this resilient and nutritious crop.