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Presentation: Rwanda Super Foods Project

The Rwanda super food project was started to develop, compare and evaluate efficiency of sweetpotato products value chain. Further, to re-position white and orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) while increasing their potential to raise farmer income in the rural, urban and semi-urban consumer markets. This presentation, documents the informal seed systems and limitations versus the clean seed system and the associated opportunities such as the sweetpotato vine conservation tunnels. Raw sweetpotato processing technology development and value addition at farm level is shown to transform the livelihoods of farmers through income generation. It concludes, with outline of future opportunities particularly establishing efficient roots supply chain, puree supply technologies and fresh roots markets.


Sindi, K. and Ndirigwe, J. 2013. Rwanda Super Foods Project. International Potato Center (CIP).