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SPHI Brief 2012: Tackling vitamin A deficiency by eating orange in Angola

Angola’s rural zone host approximately 60% of the population who mainly depend on agriculture which is still struggling due to recent devastating civil war. Vitamin A deficiency is a major public problem as there is heavy dependence on imports. The pro-vitamin a rich, orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) can simultaneously address inadequate Vitamin A intakes and food security. In this brief, a project progress report shows that 28 OFPs varieties identified as potential candidates for release, multiplication fields were identified, OFSP products tested and capacity building in four districts.


Kowalski, B. 2012. Tackling vitamin A deficiency by eating orange in Angola. International Potato Center (CIP).