An estimated 41% of Nigerian children under 5 are stunted and 23% are underweight. Food security requires not only increased food supply, but also availability, access and proper utilization of food by men, women and children. Sweetpotato, with its broad genetic diversity, provides drought tolerant varieties of many flesh colours (yellow, white, cream, purple and orange) and skin colours (yellow, white, cream, purple and orange). This, combined with its flexible harvest and planting times, can contribute to food security in our changing environment. The flyer outlines the importance of investing in OFSP in Nigeria.
HOW TO CITE
Umoh, M. and Njoku, J. (2013). Invest in Orange-fleshed sweetpotato to improve food security in Nigeria. CIP.