Through contract farming, about 160 tons of OFSP roots worth USD 22,400 were produced in 2018. Fresh orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) roots were introduced to both urban and local markets through traders’ orientation, free samples and cooking demonstrations . In 2018, farmers linked to the project supplied roots worth USD 11,760, doubling the quantity supplied in 2017 by Organi Limited farmers. Mean dietary diversity score for women of reproductive age and children 6-23 months of aged increased by 16.7% and 14.6%, respectively, between baseline and endline.
Authors: Monica Parker
Subjects: Crop protection, Inclusive value chains, 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 42. The accelerated value chain development program: orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) value chain in Kenya. CIP. 2 p.