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The Problem

Sweet potato, as excellent source of both pro-vitamin A and starch, can contribute to address two South African national priorities namely vitamin A deficiency and food security.

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Our Objectives

The project aims at development, maintenance and promotion of sweetpotato varieties improved yield, good storage root quality and high β-carotene content with increased tolerance to drought, pest and diseases.

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The Problem

Vitamin A deficiency is a national health problem in South Africa, prevalent in 43.6% of 1-9-year olds.

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Our Objectives

ARC promotes implementation of a crop-based approach involving the establishment of food gardens to increase the production, availability, access to, and consumption of provitamin A rich foods together with education in nutrition.

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Where We Work

A pilot project was implemented in Ndunakazi community in Kwazulu-Natal. We also work in two districts of North West Province and in the Eastern Cape.

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Where We Work

We are currently working in Kamuli and Masaka districts in Uganda.  Our intention is to scale the technology up and out within East and Central Africa.

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