Diversifying diets and incomes sources in Malawi with orange-fleshed sweetpotatoes
Diet diversification and food security in Malawi are distinct challenges as most farmers are used to growing and consuming cereals, especially maize. However, recently cereal yields have decreased due to declining soil fertility, limited use of improved seeds and fertilizers, and other factors associated with climate change. Moreover, according to the World Bank, poverty rates in Malawi have risen above 50%. As a result, proper nutrition for young people and expectant mothers can be difficult:
The International Potato Center (CIP) and its partners – United Purpose (UP), Iman Consulting Group and Mothers Holding Limited – are working to tackle these problems.