Household Consumption of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato and its Associated Factors in Chipata District, Eastern Province Zambia

Since 2011, the Integrating Orange Project has promoted production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) to address vitamin A deficiency among rural populations of Zambia. This study assessed household production and consumption of OFSP and identified factors associated with consumption in Integrating Orange Project areas in Chipata district, Zambia. Findings show that programs promoting OFSP consumption should focus on OFSP production and sensitizing households on nutritional benefits of OFSP and should target households with children under age five as the entry point.

Faber, Mieke; Kunneke, Ernesta; Sakala, Patricia. Food and Nutrition Bulletin (January 2018) Vol. 39 No. 1, pp. 127-136.