Malnutrition among young children remains one of the biggest challenges in Malawi. Children aged 0–23 months are the most vulnerable group with a peak incidence of mortality and morbidity. The government is committed to mitigate these risks through investing in the nutritious orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). As outlined in this brief, the Malawi national program has released 6 pro-vitamin A rich, orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties and over 62,000 households have received planting material by working with numerous development partners. Lastly, the OFSP is being integrated into the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) effort to combat malnutrition at the community level.
Authors: Putri Ernawati Abidin, Felistus Chipungu, Putri Ernawati Abidin, Felistus Chipungu
Contributors: Hilda Munyua, Hilda Munyua
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: August2012
HOW TO CITE
Abidin, E. and Chipungu, F. 2012. Rooting out hunger in Malawi with nutritious Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato. International Potato Center (CIP).