The Reaching Agents of Change (RAC) Project is a 3.4 year initiative implemented by the International Potato Center (CIP) and Helen Keller International (HKI) funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The purpose of the project is to ensure the capacity of African institutions, advocates and implementing organizations to generate awareness, obtain funds and effectively implement medium-to large-scale programs to combat vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and food insecurity by exploiting the potential of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). HKI leads objective 1 of the RAC Project which focuses on advocacy to generate investments. During the reporting period, the PE in Tanzania left HKI (August). As the remaining project period is relatively short, it was decided to hire an advocacy consultant to carry out much of the PE’s work. The senior nutritionist at HKI Tanzania will also allocate 30% LOE to the RAC Project. The advocacy consultant is expected to take up the position in January 2014.