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December 1, 2006 - Press Release
Eat Orange! HKI Wins Award for Innovation at CGIAR event.

Helen Keller International (HKI) and its partners received a $30,000 award from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) for its orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) program in Africa.  HKI, which collaborates with the International Potato Center (CIP) and HarvestPlus, was one of four winners to receive the top award at the Innovation Marketplace event. The OFSP program promotes the cultivation and consumption of orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes to improve food security and combat vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in developing countries, a leading cause in mortality in African children.

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