During the 5-year project period, 74,000 households (55% female-headed) received quality orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) planting material; 39% of them were able to sustain production of OFSP in subsequent seasons without receiving additional vines from the project. 162,000 households indirectly benefitted through farmer-to-farmer diffusion of planting material and agronomic and nutritional knowledge. 94,500 children under 5 years of age (24% of them under 2 years of age) were reached with nutrition messaging through their mothers. Between 2015 and 2018, the frequency of intake of vitamin A rich foods among children and women from intervention households increased from 3.9 to 4.9 days per week for children and from 3.0 to 5.0 days per week for women.
Subjects: Food security, Gender, Nutrition, Nutritional Security, Sweetpotatoes, Sweetpotato agri-food systerms
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 32. Viable Sweetpotato Technologies in Africa (VISTA) Mozambique delivered orange-fleshed sweetpotato at scale. Viable Sweetpotato Technologies in Africa Project (VISTA). CIP. 2 p.