Fighting Poverty and Malnutrition in Nigeria with Sweetpotatoes
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In an ongoing effort to lend support to Nigeria’s campaign to reduce poverty and malnutrition amongst its rapidly-growing population, the International Potato Center (CIP) recently hosted a webinar to discuss opportunities for Nigerians within the orange-fleshed sweetpotato value chain.
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with an economy that has recorded an average of 6% growth going back to 2000. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) is an important root crop in Nigeria, where, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, they produce 3.9 million metric tons per year – second only to China globally.
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