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Presentation: Gender and sweetpotato production in Nigeria

This presentation reports on the need for gender balance in sweetpotato production in Nigeria. Though Nigeria is the second largest SP producer, renewed interest in SP research and investment; with focus on Orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) can ensure wider impact on household food security and poverty eradication. Little is known about gender roles and responsibilities. Most study findings show that men dominate farming while women in sale and processing. And based on outlined gender related production constraints, some recommendations for gender equitable SP programs include creation of women credit facilities and strengthening local level vine multiplication to improve women access to quality vines.

Authors: Tessy Madu, Soniia David, Tessy Madu, Soniia David

Contributors: Luka Wanjohi, Luka Wanjohi

Pages: 19

Publisher: International Potato Center

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

Keywords: Gender equity, Nigeria, Orange fleshed sweetpotato, Quality vines


David, S. and Madu, T. 2013. Gender and sweetpotato production in Nigeria. International potato Center (CIP).