“A youth group in Matungu, Mumias, is reaping the rewards of an innovative business idea: squeezing juice out of sweet potatoes. Bunami Brothers, a community-based organisation with 20 members, has come up with a increasingly popular use for the crop that does well in the region. Sweet potatoes are a staple in many households and are valued for their high nutritional content. To help it roll out and optimise their idea, the group partnered with the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (Kari) office in Kakamega. Mr Vincent Atitwa, Bunami’s chairman, said Kari does research on various sweet potato varieties, and advises them on which ones would work best for their venture.”
Read the whole article, Youth group thrives with sweet potato juice, flour, here.
Learn more about Vincent Atitwa’s project, Fortified Staple Flours in Kenya, here.