Tools and training to increase farmer access to quality seed

Sweetpotato is a highly productive crop and orange-fleshed varieties are an excellent source of vitamin A, making it an important option for regions at a risk of food shortages and malnutrition. However, viruses that are spread by whiteflies and the vine cuttings...

A food-systems approach to vitamin A deficiency 

and a critical pivot point for governments, development partners, and business leaders to step up action to eliminate malnutrition in all its forms. This first feature story in the CIP@50 series looks at how the vitamin-A-rich,...

Nutrition, health and food security

Deficiencies of vitamin A, iron and zinc—essential for healthy growth and development—are among the most debilitating forms of undernutrition, and disproportionately affect vulnerable populations, including women of childbearing age. Potatoes and sweetpotatoes can be...

Tackling drought with pro-vitamin A sweetpotato in Africa

Over the last decade, sweetpotato has gradually become increasing more common and important in the lives and diets of small-scale farmers and their families in many African countries, according to an academic article by four International Potato Center (CIP)...