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SPHI Brief 2014: The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Tanzania (2011-2014)

Tanzania is an extremely significant food crop. It is particularly important in the densely populated Lake Victoria Zone and Eastern zone and is considered a classic food security crop. Overall, Tanzania sweetpotato production is ranked second in East African community and seventh global. Challenge of Vitamin a deficiency and associated mortality are quite high in Tanzania. A possible solution to combat this health problem is the introduction of the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). This is a powerhouse that can address high percentage of Vitamin A deficiencies. This brief, reports on the Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) achievements in strengthening the adoption of OFSP in Tanzania. In brief, RAC has strengthened the capacity of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) as well as that of 15 national facilitators to conduct training of trainers (ToT) courses on sweetpotato. A total of 76 secondary trainers and 2,899 tertiary trainers and farmers have been trained.

Authors: International Potato Center, Helen Keller International, International Potato Center, Helen Keller International

Contributors: Administrator, Administrator

Pages: 2

Publisher: International Potato Center

Publication Date: August2014

Rights: Open access

Keywords: Orange-fleshed sweet potato, Reaching Agents of Changes, Tanzania, Vitamin A deficiency


International Potato Center, (CIP). and Helen Keller International, (HKI). 2014. The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project in Tanzania (2011-2014). International Potato Center (CIP).