Durée : 1an
Title: Improved Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato value chains for food and Nutrition security in Benin, Niger and Nigeria.
Project description: Identification and promotion in each agro-ecological zone of adapted high-yielding sweet potato cultivars rich in Beta-carotene through participatory technology development to enable people’s access to high quality food while reducing the impact of agriculture on the environment.
Target groups: Farmers (Indigenous peoples), Processors (Women organizations), consumers
Final beneficiaries: Children (under 5 age) and pregnant and breast-feeding women suffering from vitamin A deficiency
The general objective of the Sweet Potato Project is to enhance biofortified sweet potatoes value chains for improved nutrition in women and children in Benin, Niger and Nigeria.
Specific objectives include to:
- adapt high yielding and quality OFSP planting material to vines producers for commercial propagation and dissemination for farmers in Benin, Niger and Nigeria;
- develop OFSP innovative processing technologies adapted for high retention and bioavailability of carotenoids for women and children nutrition;
- develop sensitive nutrition market for OFSP vines and OFSP-based processed products.