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RAC Brief 2012: Why invest in orange fleshed sweetpotato in Tanzania?

Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is an easy to grow, rich source of vitamin A and hence, is a cost-effective way to combat Vitamin A Deficiency in children under 5 years of age and women of reproductive age. The time is ripe to invest in programs that will make the benefits of OFSP available to millions of Africans at risk of VAD and malnutrition. This flyer is part of a toolkit that provides 14 two page flyers that provide basic facts and answer common queries asked about OFSP.

Authors: Revelian Ngaiza, kiddo mtunda, Jan W. Low, Revelian Ngaiza, kiddo mtunda, Jan W. Low

Contributors: Hilda Munyua, Hilda Munyua

Subjects: Nutrition


Publisher: International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI)

Publication Date: May2012

Keywords: Demand creation, Orange fleshed sweetpotato


Ngaiza, R., Mtunda, K. and Low, J. 2012. Why invest in orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Tanzania? A vitamin A food security powerhouse packed into one root. International Potato Center (CIP).