1 million vines have been distributed to 1,072 households in Tigray region of Ethiopia. The capacity of extension service delivery partners (agriculture and health extension), model farmers, and women development team leaders for sustainable production of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) was strengthened. Additionally, 457 trainers including extension officers, model farmers and other officials from the bureaus of health and agriculture were trained in various aspects on OFSP agronomy, post-harvest handling, processing, and marketing.
Authors: Haile Tesfaye
Subjects: Food security, Nutrition, Sweetpotatoes, Sweetpotato agri-food systems
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: August 31, 2019
Rights: Open access: CC-BY-4.0
HOW TO CITE
International Potato Center. 2019. SPHI Brief 29. Scaling sweetpotato-led interventions to improve smallholdersâ€™ nutrition and food security in Tigray Region, Ethiopia. CIP. 2 p.