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Presentation 03: Status of Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Progress Towards the SPHI Goal

Jan Low made a presentation about progress towards achieving the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI), which is a multi-partner, multi-donor initiative that seeks to reduce child malnutrition and improve smallholder incomes in 10 million African families by 2020 through the effective production and expanded use of sweetpotato. This was to happen through consumer awareness of sweetpotato nutrition benefits, diversification of its use and expanded market opportunities; improving diet quality by 20% and crop incomes by 15% among beneficiary households.