My name is Drocella Yankulije. I am an orange-fleshed sweetpoato farmer and supplier and the founder of a youth group working on sweetpotato farming here in Rwanda.
I started farming orange-fleshed sweetpotato, or OFSP, in September of 2011. That year I received OFSP vines through the CIP-led SASHA project (Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa). Receiving the planting material made me very interested in OFSP farming. I liked that it was different from the traditional sweetpotato crop that was available here. I decided to plant and cultivate the vines to see what it would produce.