Estimation of yields of orange fleshed sweetpotato promises a bright future for food security and nutrition in Karamoja

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The introduction of orange-fleshed sweetpotato by the International Potato Centre (CIP), in collaboration with the World Food Program (WFP) and other partners, has been met with a remarkably positive reception in this predominantly pastoralist community. Despite sweetpotato being new to some communities in the area, with some households planting it for the first time in 2021, consumption has already seen a shift. While previously relied upon for market purchases, sweetpotato is now finding its way onto dinner plates from own farm production itself.

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