The project has reached 3,000 households with Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) planting material, conducted value addition training and home-based food processing to 100 lead farmers who are continuously reaching other beneficiaries. Two processors (Mother Holdings Limited and Tehilah Food processing (Fig. 1)) are purchasing roots for making bread, crisps, buns and …Read More »
2019 SPHI Brief 38. Feed the Future Malawi improved seed systems and technologies (MISST) project: Orange-fleshed sweetpotato component.
The project (December 2014-June 2019) enabled more than 63,000 households to produce and consume pro-vitamin A rich orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). We have built the capacity of private sector, government and NGO’s to scale out OFSP technologies for the betterment of smallholder farmers in Malawi.Read More »
2019 SPHI Brief 37. Nutritious maize-OFSP porridge helps diversity diet in school feeding programme in Malawi.
To date, the Root and Tuber Crops (RTC)Action project (2016-2021) has reached 50,000 beneficiary households. This year it piloted introducing orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) into eight primary school feeding programs to expand its reach. Distributed OFSP vines to the schools involved in the home-grown school feeding program for production of roots …Read More »
The Tehilah Bakery and Value Addition Centre, located 20 kilometers from Malawi’s second largest city, Blantyre, focuses on commercializing nutritious and healthy foods using locally grown crops.Read More »
In 2018, with technical backstopping from International Potato Center (CIP), three new OFSP varieties were released in Malawi. These varieties are suitable for different agro-ecological zones of Malawi including drought prone areas. They are suitable for household utilization for food and nutrition security. Further, the varieties have been tested and …Read More »
SPHI Brief 43: Developing Integrated Value Chains to Enhance Rural Smallholders’ Incomes and Food (DIVERSIFY) Project-Malawi
The project has reached 3,000 household farmers with orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) planting material, conducted value addition training and home-based food processing to 100 lead farmers who are continuing to reach beneficiaries.Read More »