Beating Vitamin A deficiency

By Daphne Machiri The orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP) has shown huge potential in boosting food security and fighting vitamin A deficiency. These sweet potatoes have a classic deep orange colour. In the country, HarvestPlus Zimbabwe, in collaboration with the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement, has embarked on a nutrition campaign to … Continue reading Beating Vitamin A deficiency

Sugar bean production factsheet

Sugar bean is one of the value chains promoted by the LFSP because they are a valuable source of protein, enhance the quality of the soil through nitrogen fixation and have a good commercial value for farmers. The LFSP’s APN component has developed a sugar bean production factsheet to guide farmers and extension staff to … Continue reading Sugar bean production factsheet

Nutrition Learning Event- Lessons from the LFSP

Nutrition is one of the central elements of the LFSP. In order to further improve nutrition-sensitive agriculture  programming, we have organised a Nutrition Learning Event to share the approaches we have field-tested and seek a fortification of how to better integrate them within Zimbabwe's National Nutrition Strategy to inform current and future nutrition programming. The learning event … Continue reading Nutrition Learning Event- Lessons from the LFSP