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Viable Sweetpotato Technologies in Africa-Mozambique (VISTA-Mozambique)

Project Ongoing

Food insecurity in Mozambique’s rural areas is still a significant challenge. At least 25% of people suffer from food insecurity throughout the year,44% of children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition (stunting). Over 65% of children under the age of five suffer from vitamin A.

The objective is to disseminate nutritious, high yielding OFSP varieties through an integrated agriculture and nutrition technology set to reach smallholder farmers, especially female sweetpotato producers in target areas to reach 22,500 direct beneficiary households and 135,000 indirect beneficiaries.

We work in four districts in Nampula Province (Monapo, Meconta, Rapale and Murrupula) and two in Zambezia Province (Alto Molócuè and Gurúè)

Filipe Chiambiro Zano
Av. FPLM Nr. 2100, Via Corrane, Km 7-Nampula
Tel: (258) 879079462

Key Project Information

The Viable Sweetpotato Technology in Africa (VISTA) is a three-year project that aims to contribute to improved nutrition, food security and incomes among smallholder farming families through increased production and better utilization of nutritious OFSP varieties, especially by those most at risk of VAD: children under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women. VISTA collaborates closely with district level public sector extension personnel (SDAE) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) financed by USAID, particularly those focused on nutrition and health interventions at the community level and those interested in value chain development for sweetpotato commercialization. This three year initiative, which began in October 2014, will rely predominantly on agriculture, nutrition, and marketing approaches to reach 22,500 direct and 135,000 indirect beneficiaries with technologies related to OFSP

Start date October 01, 2014
End date September 30, 2017
Lead organization CIP
Collaborating organizations The Mozambique Agrarian Research Institue (IIAM), District Services of Economic Activities (SDAEs), Districts Services of Health, Women and Social Action (SDSMAS), Decentralized Vine Multipliers (DVMs), NGOs.
Region Southern Africa
Countries Mozambique
Type of project Development / Dissemination
Financing Sources USAID
Funding Amount (USD) $2,250,000
Members Filipe Zano, JOSE MARIO CARDENAS, Joel Mukono


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