The International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI) have entered into collaboration to implement the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project. The project’s intention is to promote the consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), high in provitamin A carotenoids, as a food-based approach to address Vitamin A deficiency (VAD). The RAC project has two principal components – advocacy (led by HKI) and capacity building (led by CIP). The RAC project has two principal objectives:
- To generate new investments by governments, donors, and NGO’s to scale up the adoption and use of OFSP in five target countries through advocacy ;RAC in Nigeria is to Mobilize at least $3-4 Million of new investment in OFSP processing, production, marketing and utilization
- To build the capacity of indigenous agencies to design and implement technically strong and cost-effective interventions that drive the propagation of OFSP;
In order to mobilize investments for the up scaling of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and rural development has invested on the up scaling of OFSP and development of its value chain. Helen Keller International (HKI and International Potato Centre (CIP) in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Agriculture and rural development organized a round table meeting to sensitize major stakeholders, donor agencies, and private investors on the Potentials of OFSP and its value chain. . The round table meeting sensitized participants on the utilization of the value chain of OFSP for income generation towards improved livelihood.
Authors: Helen Keller International, International Potato Center , Helen Keller International, International Potato Center
Publisher: CIP and HKI
Publication Date: 2014