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.
Authors: Zélia Menete, Zélia Menete
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: 2013
Rights: Open access
HOW TO CITE
MENETE, Z. 2013. Mitigating disaster in Mozambique. INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER (CIP).