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Project “Reaching Agents of Change” “Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato"

The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) is an initiative aimed at increasing investments and commitment to the dissemination and use of Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) as a means to combat Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) and food insecurity in Africa. The RAC project targets Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana and Burkina Faso with the following main objectives; 1) Generate new investments by governments, donors, and NGOs to scale up the adoption of OFSP in five target countries; and 2) Building the capacity of national implementing agencies to design and implement technically strong and cost-effective training interventions that drive up-scaling of OFSP. This documents outlines one of the capacity building activities planned under the RAC Project; that is conduct an annual 10-day training course on “Everything you have ever wanted to know about sweetpotato”. This is a Training of Trainers (ToT) course targeting extension staff and other interested people working with the public and private sectors, NGOs, CBOs and farmer groups.


Mkumbira, J., Mtunda, K., Temu, A., Mulongo, G., Munyua, H., and Mbabu, A. 2012. Project “Reaching Agents of Change” “Everything you ever wanted to know about Sweetpotato". International Potato Center (CIP).