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Our Objectives

To develop tools and technologies to generate phytosanitary clean sweetpotato, yam, and cassava germplasm and breeding lines to facilitate rapid dissemination globally of genetic gains from crop improvement programs and agricultural development, especially in sub-Saharan Africa 

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Our Contacts

David Ellis Avenida la Molina 1895, La Molina, Lima, Peru d.ellis@cgiar.org, Tel: +51 1 349 6017 Fax: +51 317 5326

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Our mission

We are stepping down the knowledge and skills we acquired at the training to people in our communities. We would like to help them improve the production of OFSP, and learn how to process products from the roots so that they can have better nutrition and income.

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Who we are

We are ToTs who attended the training-of-trainers course on “Everything You Need to Know about Sweet Potato” organised by the Department of Food Science and Technology of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and International Potato Center.

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The Problem

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.

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Our Objectives

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.

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Our Objectives

SUSTAIN supports integrated interventions in agriculture, nutrition, utilization and marketing to strengthen production and consumption of OFSP.

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