Biofortified sweetpotato making nutritious inroads in Zimbabwe
Micronutrient malnutrition is a major public health problem in Zimbabwe: One in four children between six months to five years is stunted and 19% suffer from Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) — the leading cause of preventable blindness in children. VAD can impair human growth and development and increase a child’s vulnerability to illness. VAD is also a common problem among women of childbearing age. At least one in four of these women between the ages of 15-49 is affected.