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October 10, 2011 - Press Release
Promoting Dissemination of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato

During the 10th African Crop Science Society Conference, Helen Keller International (HKI) and the International Potato Center (CIP) launched a new project: Reaching Agents of Change - Promoting Dissemination of Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato.

The goal of the Reaching Agents of Change project is to provide direct access to vitamin A-rich orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes for 600,000 households, with an indirect benefit to 1,200,000 households.

The project will build the capacity of already committed Mozambican advocates to convince key decision-makers and donors to invest in the wide-spread adoption and utilization of OFSP. The project will also enable the public and private sectors to design, implement, monitor and evaluate pro-grams that are either OFSP-focused or that add OFSP into existing efforts.

 

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