To date, the Root and Tuber Crops (RTC)Action project (2016-2021) has reached 50,000 beneficiary households. This year it piloted introducing orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) into eight primary school feeding programs to expand its reach. Distributed OFSP vines to the schools involved in the home-grown school feeding program for production of roots of four varieties namely: Anaakwanire, Kadyaubwelere, Kaphulira, Mathuthu and Royal Choice Conducted three recipe demonstrations in all the schools targeting the food committee and School Health and Nutrition Teachers (SHNTs). Held meetings in the districts where the nutrition component of the project will be introduced to the District Nutrition Coordination Committees (DNCCs) and its integration to school feeding programs.
Subjects: 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 37. Nutritious maize-OFSP porridge helps diversity diet in school feeding programme in Malawi. CIP. 2 p.