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Feed the Future Rwanda Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) for Income and Nutrition Activity

Project Ongoing

Nutrition-oriented agricultural development can make significant contributions given the pivotal role of agriculture as the main source of both food and income for the rural poor.  This is critical, since ensuring household food and nutrition security remains a critical priority for the Government of Rwanda.

1) Increased production of OFSP among smallholder farmers

2) Improved incomes from OFSP along the value chain

3) Improved nutrition outcomes for women and children under five.

Gatsibo, Bugesera, Burera, Musanze, Rubavu, Ngororero, Rutsiro, Karongi, Nyamagabe, and Nyaruguru

Key Project Information

Feed the Future Rwanda Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) for Income and Nutrition Activity is a three year project (2015 – 2018)financed by USAID and implemented by the International Potato Center

(CIP). The project aims to reach 200,000 households and 300,000 children under 5 years in ten districts of

Rwanda, contributing to inclusive agricultural sector growth, income generation and improved nutritional status of women and children though the promotion of OFSP production and consumption. The project is strengthening sector-wide human and institutional capacity for nutrition-sensitive and market-oriented agricultural development. It also fosters linkages with the health and nutrition sector at national and local levels. The project will increase the demand for OFSP though public awareness campaigns and technical support to food processors.

Leader Rachael Cox
Start date April 02, 2023
End date April 02, 2023
Lead organization International Potato Center (CIP)
Collaborating organizations RAB, Ministry of health, Local government, RCA, Imbaraga farmer Organization, YWCA, DERN, OSPECCA, UNICOPAGI, Urwibutso Enterprise.
Region Sub Saharan Africa
Countries Rwanda
Status Ongoing
Type of project Development / Dissemination and Research
Financing Sources USAID
Funding Amount (USD) $5,000,000
Members Kirimi Sindi, Robert Ackatia-Armah, Jean Claude Nshimiyimana, Aime Ndayisenga, DIANA NIYONIZEYE, UWASE VALENTINE, Imfurayacu Pacifique, Rachael Cox, Rachael Cox, leonidas dusengemungu


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