Ensuring the supply of and creating demand for a biofortified crop with a visible trait: lessons learned from the introduction of orange-fleshed sweet potato in drought-prone areas of Mozambique.

@article{Low2007EnsuringTS,
  title={Ensuring the supply of and creating demand for a biofortified crop with a visible trait: lessons learned from the introduction of orange-fleshed sweet potato in drought-prone areas of Mozambique.},
  author={Jan W. Low and Mary Arimond and Nadia S Osman and Benedito Cunguara and Filipe Zano and David L. Tschirley},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 2 Suppl},
  pages={S258-70}
}
BACKGROUND Orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) is a promising biofortified crop for sub-Saharan Africa because it has high levels of provitamin A carotenoids, the formed vitamin A is bioavailable, and white-fleshed sweet potato is already widely grown. OBJECTIVES To examine whether farmers will adopt varieties with a distinct visible trait, young children will eat OFSP in sufficient quantities to improve vitamin A intake, OFSP can serve as an entry point for promoting a more diversified diet… CONTINUE READING
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