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SPHI Brief 2014: The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Mozambique (2011-2014)

Sweetpotato farming is widely adopted in Mozambique, although it faces 69% Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) to pre-school aged children. Earlier initiatives demonstrated that consumption of orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) has impact on VAD status and is a cheapest source of VA. This brief explains the strategy of Reaching Agents of change (RAC) in advocating for increased investment in OFSP to combat VAD. In conclusion some of RAC achievements include capacity building of trainers (ToT) which has been observed to impact hundreds of young children and women of reproductive age.

Authors: International Potato Center, Helen Keller International, International Potato Center, Helen Keller International

Contributors: Sara Quinn, Sara Quinn

Pages: 4

Publisher: International potato Center

Publication Date: August2014

Keywords: Mozambique, Orange fleshed sweetpotato, Trainer of Trainee, Vitamin A deficiency


International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI). 2014. The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Mozambique (2011-2014). International Potato center (CIP).