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

In Tanzania, sweetpotato is significant crop and widely grown particularly in Lake Victoria and Eastern zones. Despite relatively high productions, Tanzanians still faces malnutrition and stunted growths especially to children. The orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is a Vitamin A powerhouse that can address nutritional deficiencies among young children and women of reproductive age. Even with such information other challenges including infrastructural, behavior and attitude factors with perception that SP is a crop cultivated by women, the realizations of OFSP to cost effectively improve nutrition, empower women, and increase revenue opportunities is a great challenge. The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) project was initiated to advocate for increased investment in OFSP to combat VAD among young children and women of reproductive age. Through RAC strengthened capacity of University as well as national facilitators to conduct training of trainers (ToT) courses on sweetpotato was achieved. Additionally, more secondary and tertiary trainers, seed systems and multiplication fields were established. 

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

Contributors: Sara Quinn, Sara Quinn

Pages: 2

Publisher: International Potato Center

Publication Date: August2014

Keywords: Orange fleshed sweetpotato, Reaching agent of change (RAC), Tanzania, Vitamin A deficiency

HOW TO CITE

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