Orange sweet potato for Vitamin A

Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes have high levels of Vitamin A - Martin Malungu

Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes have high levels of Vitamin A
© Martin Malungu

One in five children in Uganda suffers from Vitamin A deficiency, which causes night blindness, slow growth and weakens the immune system. The HarvestPlus programme is promoting four varieties of orange-fleshed sweet potato, which have high levels of Vitamin A. Eating the sweet potatoes on a regular basis gives adults and children the required amounts of this essential vitamin, as Wambi Michael learns when he speaks to a nutritionist from the programme. He also learns about how the crop is being spread, speaking to an agronomist, a marketing adviser, and one of the farmers who has been growing the crop since 2007.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Interview by:
Country:
Uganda
Duration:
8'38"
Date published:
September 2011
 
 
 

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