PRISCA KASSILE

Shinyanga Active Women in Nutrition – Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato Project

Date grant awarded: April 1, 2019

The Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato Project aims to combat hunger and malnutrition by providing foods rich in vitamin A as it will add to a holistic and wholesome nutrition for the Shinyanga, Tanzania community. This project will involve the farming of orange fleshed sweet potatoes, with the production enhancing the income generation opportunities of women in the community. This work is a direct result of the participation of local change agents in a bio-fortification workshop that was conducted in 2018.

Funds from The Pollination Project will secure plant vines, which will be planted on a local farm that in managed by the female participants throughout all the stages, from planting to harvesting.