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Presentation 4: OFSP Adoption Improved Dietary Quality: Evidence From Woman and Children In Western Kenya

Micronutrient malnutrition affects millions of people in developing countries, especially vitamin A deficiency is a major health problem in Africa, and it affects the normal growth, vision, and immune system of children, and reduces the labor productivity of the countries. Linking nutrition with the adoption of OFSP increases the intake …

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SPHI Brief 2015: Scaling Up Sweetpotato Through Agriculture and Nutrition in Kenya

SUSTAIN is a 5-year partnership (2013-2018), coordinated by CIP and financed by the UK Department for International Development, to scale up the nutrition benefits of biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). The goal is to reach 1.2 million households with under-5 year old children in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Rwanda. In Kenya, …

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SPHI Brief 2015: Rooting Out Hunger in Malawi Transitioning into a National Roots and Tuber development program

The Rooting Out Hunger project is implemented in in Chikwawa, Phalombe, and Zomba districts and is extending into neighboring Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Mwanza, and Nsanje districts; all located in Southern Malawi. The first phase focused on promoting the adoption and appropriate use of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) as a food-based approach in …

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Poster: SUSTAIN Kenya Baseline Survey: Preliminary Findings and Implications for Effective Implementation

A baseline survey was carried out in Western Kenya to determine scaling up Sweetpotato through Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) performance in promoting adoption of orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP). Some major points outlined in this poster include: unfamiliarity with OFSP and its benefits in the region calls for strong and extensive promotion …

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