Orange-fleshed sweetpotato is key to positive change in Ethiopia
Umer Yusuf is an energetic farmer living in Bishan Babilie in Ethiopia. Like many farmers in his area, Yusuf is challenged to produce enough healthy food on his farm to keep his wife and nine children food secure and properly nourished. In the field, pests, weeds (e.g., striga) and drought present formidable obstacles.
But help for Yusuf and others arrived in 2020 in the form of the Development and Delivery of Bio-fortified Crops at Scale (DDBIO) project, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom and with technical support from the International Potato Center (CIP).