SPHI Brief 2015: Jumpstarting Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato in West Africa through Diversified Markets

This flyer describes the objectives, activities, and progress made in implementing a three-year project that targets informal and formal orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) markets in Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso between June 2014 and July 2015. The project is working towards four major outcomes at each target location: to establish commercial sweetpotato seed systems to provide clean planting material year round; to develop formal and informal markets for OFSP; to enable farmers including women, to participate in OFSP value chains; and to increase consumption of OFSP and other vitamin A-rich foods by vulnerable target populations, particularly women and children under the age of five.

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Authors: Putri Ernawati Abidin, Janet Trucker, Brian Kiger, Kwabena Acheremu, Victor Amankwaah, SOME Koussao, Francis Kweku Amagloh, Esi Foriwa Amoaful, Jude Njoku

Subject: Value chain approach

Publication Date: 2015

Publisher: International Potato Center

Contributors: Putri Ernawati Abidin

Format: pdf

Language: English

Rights: International Potato Center

Keywords: Market chains, Value chain approach, West Africa


Abidin, E.; Some, K.; Trucker, J.; Kiger, B.; Acheremu, K.; Amankwaah, V.; Amagloh, F.; Amoaful, E.; Njoku, J. 2015. Jumpstarting Orange- Fleshed Sweetpotato in West Africa through Diversified Markets. International Potato Center, Nairobi, Kenya.

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