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Community Video (Senegal): Advantages of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato

In Sibinokho village in the Kaffrine Region of Senegal, women grow and eat a new kind of potato: the nutrient-rich orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP). This variety of potato is rich in vitamins A, B, and C, and is effective in reducing malnutrition. Using a specially-timed technique, the women in Sibinokho grow OFSP just as easily in the dry season as in the rainy season. Plus, OFSP is a delicious addition to a variety of dishes. Cheikh is a farmer, who teaches her aunt and other women in the village the techniques for growing this special variety of sweet potato.

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