Daniel Gilligan discusses impact of OFPS in Mozambique

by Yassir Islam, HarvestPlus

Orange-fleshed sweetpotato Photo credit: Mel Oluoch

Evaluations are useful for studying agricultural interventions to evaluate nutrition and health outcomes. From 2007 to 2009, HarvestPlus and its partners OFSP (orange-fleshed sweet potato) disseminated to 24,000 households in Uganda and Mozambique with the goal of reducing vitamin A deficiency. A cluster randomized design with baseline and endline surveys were used to evaluate the intervention. “This was a good example of research and impact working together” said Gilligan. read more