Rwanda has made good progress on improving its agricultural production in recent years, and the International Potato Center (CIP) has contributed to this through its promotion of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) and, more recently, potato varieties. Yet poverty and malnutrition persist in many rural areas, where farmers not only need improved varieties and quality planting material but also training in best practices to ensure high yields.
An agri-processing company in Tanzania producing nutritional, sweet potato-based foods is providing a ready market for local women and young farmers.
The scale of the nutrition challenge facing the world is huge and if governments do not get a grip on the problem, our global food system could end up bankrupting our health systems. Malnutrition costs the African economy an estimated USD 25 billion a year, or 11% of GDP, and while major progress has been …
Africa has set an ambitious target of halving poverty and ending hunger by 2025. To share insights into how the continent can capitalise on science to achieve this, food Scientist and co-winner of the 2016 World Food Prize, Maria Isabel Andrade, joins CNBC Africa for more.