Projet Sweet Potato

Price AURG - Commission de l'Union Africaine

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.