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Improving care-givers’ knowledge of good nutrition through monthly community-based care group trainings

Joshua Okonya, a research associate with CIP – Uganda, the organization that is promoting the sweet potato based agri-food systems, said CIP and partners have trained health workers (in-charges, VHTs and Health Assistants) to train mothers in their communities on better ways to prepare complementary foods. “The problem is a lack of knowledge on how …

What’s in a name? Sweetpotato farmers in Uganda can tell us!

What’s in a name? And when is a name just a name?  In Busoga region of eastern Uganda, the names for two morphologically similar varieties offer insights to researchers on how they can help breeders develop better sweetpotatoes for small farmers and consumers.    What’s in a name? Sweetpotato farmers in Uganda can tell us! – International Potato Center What’s in a …

Sweetpotato Catalog Wins 2019 Communications Prize

An online sweetpotato catalog for sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded this year’s prize in the  Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato: Communication for Change competition. The digital catalog presents a collection of the best performing sweetpotato varieties or “best bets” in Africa and contains standardized information about 80 varieties grown in 15 sub-Saharan African countries. The entire catalog – …

Celebrate the miracles of vitamin A, and other “mighty” nutrients.

From the Kitchen of Shawn BakerShawn Baker, USAID’s Chief Nutritionist, shares with you his favorite holiday or really anytime-of-the-year ingredient – orange sweet potatoes.

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