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SPHI Brief 32: Emergency Response with Potato and Sweetpotato Among Drought-Affected Farmers in SNNPR, Ethiopia

The Emergency potato and sweetpotato seed support enabled farmers in the Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) to restore the varieties they lost to a severe drought in 2015/2017, and improve household food and nutrition security. From June 2016 to June 2018, 13,000 direct benefi ciary farmers and over 5,500 indirect benefi ciary farmers got orange-fl eshed sweetpotato (OFSP) vine cuttings, produced over 5,000 metric tons of OFSP roots, and trained 133 crop and nutrition experts and 37,651 farmers on sweetpotato agronomy and nutrition.