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Support for the promotion of orange flesh sweet potato in Côte d’Ivoire (CHANGE Project)

Project Complete

In Côte d’Ivoire, sweet potato is cultivated in all regions for food and as a source of income. Domestic production is mainly composed of sweet potatoes with white and yellow flesh. The cultivation of Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP) rich in β-carotene is hampered by the scarcity of varieties with this characteristic. A breeding program has been launched by research and led to preselect 6 orange flesh sweet potato varieties at station based on their yield, health status, ability to cook and taste. To contribute to the fight against food insecurity and vitamin A deficiency, CNRA and HKI have launched, inside Change project, a program to support the promotion of Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP).

To improve the nutritional status of infants, young children and their mothers through the development of the culture of Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP).


In 4 localities (Bondoukou, Nassian, Korhogo and Bondiali) in the north and northeast of Côte d’Ivoire.

National Agronomic Research Center (CNRA – Bouaké),

01 BP 633 Bouaké 01

Tel : +225 31001007

Cel : +225 01042313

Key Project Information

Description (specific objectives, activities etc):

Objectives are Participatory selection and disseminating of high performance Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP) varieties

Activities :

1-Participative evaluation of Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP) varieties through on-farm demonstration tests with women’s farmer groups

2-Rapid multiplication of cuttings of high performances Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP) varieties

3-Training of agents of development and producers on the sweet potato cultivation techniques

Leader DIBI Konan Evrard Brice
Start date
End date
Lead organization National Agronomic Research Center (CNRA)
Collaborating organizations National Agency for Rural Development Support (ANADER)
Region West Africa
Countries Côte d’Ivoire
Status Complete
Type of project Development / Dissemination and Research
Financing Sources Helen Keller International (HKI)
Funding Amount (USD) $30,000
Members DIBI Konan Evrard Brice, Walter Omony


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