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Nutrient-enriched crops 

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The Quality Diets for Better Health project was implemented between 2017-2021, by the International Potato Center (CIP) in partnership with People in Need and Emory University. 

 

It targeted 15,000 households containing women of reproductive age and/or children under 5, as well as 60,000 urban consumers and their households. 

 

The project aimed to improve the food security and nutrition status of families by supporting the production and consumption of climate- and nutrition-smart orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP), enriched with vitamin A. 

 

The project also established 210 Healthy Living Clubs, with over 6,000 members. Compared to control groups, members of the Healthy Living Clubs were found to have greater food security, and their children were found to eat more vitamin A-rich food. 

 

A second arm of the project reached 60,000 urban consumers by supplying OFSP to vegetable markets, and promoting the use of OFSP puree as an ingredient in staple foods such as injera and bread. 

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Members of a Healthy Living Club learn to plant orange fleshed sweet potato, Ethiopia

Inge Verdonk, 2FAS

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