The Monitor (Kampala)
The International Potato Centre (IPC) has launched
a multi-million project to leverage the untapped
potential of sweet potato to significantly
improve the nutrition, incomes and
food production of farming
families in Sub-Sahara Africa.
The project is mainly funded by
the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
which has injected $21m (about Shs40b)
to support the five-year Sweet Potato Action
for Security and Health in Africa
in eight countries with Uganda
taking nine per cent (about Shs3.4b)
The project will be launched on Monday.
Sent from Kigali, Rwanda