The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Kofi Annan Foundation say an initiative aimed at increasing the consumption of highly nutritious sweet potato varieties will help deal with malnutrition in Ghana.
Since 2021, the two parties have embarked on a project to support increased availability and consumption of the orange – fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), which has high levels of vitamin A.
Programme Officer at AGRA, Regina Richardson said at a multi-stakeholder platform and awareness creation event in Accra: “At AGRA we are happy to contribute to strengthen the orange – fleshed sweet potato value chain and we are supporting this initiative with $800,000 grant to a consortium of 8 very dynamic implementing partners led by the Kofi Annan Foundation.”
“Ghana is seeking to strengthen the integration of nutrition in health and increase women empowerment in agriculture and we know the role that the orange-fleshed sweet potato variety plays in ensuring some of these achievements to the benefit of the population. It is a versatile and climate resilient crop,” she added.