Advancing Food and Nutrition Security and Quality of Life in Africa through SweetGains

Over the past decade, the International Potato Center (CIP) and partners in 16 African countries have delivered nutritious orange-fleshed sweetpotato to almost six million smallholder farming households. Through a combination of breeding, seed systems, farmer training and nutrition education, CIP-led interventions have improved the lives of over 25 million people—more than the population of Australia.

CIP and partners have gotten nutritious sweetpotato varieties to 6 million African households. M.Andrade/CIP

The latest CIP intervention, SweetGAINS (Genetic Advances and Innovative Seed Systems), seeks to accelerate and expand the development and dissemination of nutrient rich, climate-resilient sweetpotato varieties to benefit millions more African families. 

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