International Potato Center launches initiative to tackle Vitamin A deficiency in East Africa

PUBLISHED: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 09:58:53 GMT

About 48 per cent of children in the sub-Saharan Africa are deficient in Vitamin A and orange fleshed sweet potato contains high levels of Vitamin A. The BioInnovate Africa Project through the International Potato Center (CIP) has launched a $750 thousand project that will expand the value chain of Orange Fleshed Sweet potato across the region. Tawanda Muzhingi, Food Scientist and Nutritional Biochemist at the International Potato Center joins CNBC Africa for more.

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