An estimated 39% of Tanzanians are undernourished and 44% of children under 5 are stunted. Food security requires not only increased food supply but also availability, access and proper utilization of food by men, women and children. Sweetpotato, with its broad genetic diversity, provides drought tolerant varieties of many flesh colours (yellow, white, cream, purple and orange) and skin colours. This, combined with its flexible harvest and planting times, can contribute to food security in our changing environment. This flyer outlines the value of investing in OFSP in Tanzania.
Authors: Revelian Ngaiza, Margaret Benjamin, Jonathan Mkumbira, Nessie Luambano, Revelian Ngaiza, Margaret Benjamin, Jonathan Mkumbira, Nessie Luambano
Subjects: Food security
Publication Date: 2013
Keywords: Demand creation, Food security, Sweetpotato utilization, Tanzania
HOW TO CITE
Ngaiza, R., Benjamin, M., Luambano, N. and Mkumbira, J., 2013. Invest in Orange flamed sweetpotato to improve food security in Tanzania. CIP.