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The Problem

Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) has a huge potential for improving vitamin A status among young children and strengthening livelihoods in Rwanda. Biofortified, Vitamin A, rich OFSP varieties are an effective tool for reducing vitamin A deficiency (VAD) among children under five years of age, pregnant and lactating women, the groups most at risk of VAD and bolstering livelihoods in Rwanda. VAD can lead to increased susceptibility to infections and blindness.