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The Use of OFSP to Combat Vitamin A Deficiency in Uganda

The HarvestPlus Initiative undertook a number of studies to document the situation of sweetpotato in Uganda with a focus on OFSP. These studies examined producer and consumer preferences, extension strategies and post harvest utilization. Surveys were conducted and data collected from all four of Uganda’s regions while considering intervention (communities in which some OFSP promotional activities had taken place) and non-intervention areas. The data was analyzed and the results are presented in this report. Chapter one, the introduction, gives the background on sweetpotato production, vitamin A deficiency prevalence in Uganda and the potential of OFSP in eradicating VAD. Chapter two presents the methodology for this study. This chapter includes the methods used to select study areas, sample communities, data collection and analysis. Results of the study are presented and discussed in chapters three, four and five which respectively cover producer and consumer and preferences, extension and outreach strategies and post harvest utilization.

Authors: David Yanggen, Stella Nagujja, David Yanggen, Stella Nagujja

Contributors: Jens Riis-Jacobsen, Jens Riis-Jacobsen

Subjects: OFSP Utilization, Varietal selection, Extension strategies

Pages: 92

Publication Date: 2006

Rights: International Potato Center

Keywords: Sweetpotato utilization, Uganda, Varietal selection, Vitamin A deficiency


Yanggen, D. and S. Nagujja. The use of orange-fleshed sweetpotato to combat Vitamin A deficiency in Uganda. A study of varietal preferences, extension strategies and post-harvest utilization. International Potato Center (CIP), Lima, Peru. 2006. 80 p.