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SASHA Brief 2013: Nutritious Orange-fleshed sweetpotato for Niassa, Mozambique

Niassa is the most remote and sparsely populated of Mozambique’s provinces with a population density of just 11-12 persons per km2 of land (compared with the national average of 30 persons per km2). This region suffers high rates of child malnutrition. Therefore SASHA initiated a project “Nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) for Niassa” seeking to improve vitamin A and energy intake in households with young children, the group most vulnerable to vitamin A deficiency, by expanding OFSP production and consumption. This brief point out the key project achievements as well as future studies. For instance, the best bet varieties for these districts were identified during the first year. While Vine production and sweetpotato production training will be carried out at district levels using learning by doing techniques.


Rakotoarisoa, B. 2013. Nutritious Orange-fleshed sweetpotato for Niassa, Mozambique. International Potato Center (CIP).