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SPHI Brief 2013: Mitigating disaster in Mozambique

Mozambique experienced severe drought in Southern and Central regions affecting over 92,000 household. The international Potato Center (CIP) via Mozambique government request, developed disseminating strategy for the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in affected regions. This initiative aimed to provide the household with drought-resistant varieties, pro-vitamin A rich OFSP. Working closely with government extension personnel, a two year effort to mitigate the impact of disasters in 5 provinces of Mozambique succeeded in getting new drought-tolerant orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties distributed to over 134,000 households.


MENETE, Z. 2013. Mitigating disaster in Mozambique. INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER (CIP).