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SPHI Brief 2014: Alleviating of Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Tigray and SNNPR in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is characterized with persistent food shortage which can be reversed through adoption of Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). Two projects initiated to alleviate food insecurity and malnutrition, and to link agriculture and health proved that community cooking is an effective tool for increasing consumption of OFSP, for disseminating nutrition knowledge to farmers and influencing behavioral change at the household level as described in this brief.

Authors: Meseret Mengistu, Tigray Agricultural Research Institutes, Tigray Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mums for Mums, Mariama Fofanah, Haile Tesfay, Meseret Mengistu, Tigray Agricultural Research Institutes, Tigray Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mums for Mums, Mariama Fofanah, Haile Tesfay

Contributors: Sara Quinn, Sara Quinn

Pages: 2

Publisher: International Potato Center

Publication Date: August2014

Keywords: Ethiopia, Food insecurity, malnutrition, Orange fleshed sweetpotato

HOW TO CITE

Fofanah, M., Mengistu, M., Tesfay, H., Tigray Agricultural Research Institutes (TARI)., Tigray Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development and Mums for Mums (M4M). 2014. Alleviating of Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Tigray and SNNPR in Ethiopia. International Potato Center (CIP).