Uganda: Refugee, host communities find relief and stability in Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato
Christine Julu, a South Sudanese refugee, has settled in Uganda’s Palorinya Camp, located in Obongi district, West Nile region. The adjustment to a new environment, especially with children, brings challenges, especially having enough food and nutritious food for the family. Thanks to the support from the Government of Uganda and humanitarian agencies like the World Food Program (WFP) and Lutheran World Federation (LWF), which collaborated with International Potato Centre (CIP), refugees like Christine have found stability.
Under the Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops (DDBIO) project, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), CIP partnered with WFP and LWF to promote orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) as high-yielding and early maturing food security crop and as a low-cost source of vitamin A for refugees and host communities.