Statistics show that Vitamin A deficiency is a significant health concern in Uganda, impacting 38 percent of children age 6 months to 59 months and 36 percent of women age 15 to 49 years. Vitamin A-rich orange sweet potato (OSP) addresses that problem.
But in addition to offering nutritional benefits, orange sweet potato also provides better yield to the
farmers. Many mothers in Uganda who grow and feed OPS to their families say that they see a difference in health of their infants who were
raised eating the more nutritious variety. OSP is being scaled up to millions of households across Africa.
Credits: CGIAR HarvestPlus