From July 2017 to May 2019, a total of 8.45 million orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) cuttings (1,317,500 in Tigray and 7,131,220 in Southern Nations Nationalities and People Region (SNNPR)) were distributed. These directly reached 19,758 households (HHs): 5,348 HHs in Tigray and 14,410 HHs in SNNPR. In addition, continuous advocacy efforts by the International Potato Center (CIP) and other partners means that OFSP is now recognized as a key biofortified crop for addressing food insecurity and micronutrient malnutrition in Ethiopia. OFSP has been mainstreamed into national health and agriculture strategies and the government extension education package.
Subjects: Food security, Nutrition, Seed systems, 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 33. Strengthening institutional systems for scaling up OFSP for improved nutrition and food security in Tigray and SNNPR, Ethiopia. CIP. 2 p.