OFSPOther Food Security Programs
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White-fleshed sweet potato (WFSP) is a staple food crop for an estimated 13 million people in the SNNPR, while OFSP is a relatively new crop that has been introduced for its nutritional benefits and higher yields [16].
In 2010, with funding from Irish Aid, CIP initiated its first integrated agriculture and nutrition program in the Tigray region (northern Ethiopia), with the goal of increasing the production and consumption of micronutrient-rich OFSP to reduce VAD and improve nutrition and health outcomes among smallholder farmers and their households.
There is a potential to make a variety of products from OFSP, and drying is a viable option for OFSP processing.
Considering that the daily recommendation of vitamin A to children between 10 and 13 years old (600 mcg / day) and RAE (retinol activity equivalents) (20) is 12:1 g (beta-carotene: VA), it can be concluded that a serving size of cake made with 40% OFSP (60 g - 1 slice, according to the Brazilian legislation (23-24)) can reach the daily need of 11,2% for the age group in question.
The prices of reimbursed drugs are set by the OFSP on the basis of comparisons with Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Denmark.
Service organisateur/Entite organisatrice : Office federal de la sante publique OFSP, Unite de direction Sante publique, Division Maladies transmissibles, Schwarzenburgstrasse 157, 3003 Berne, Suisse, Telephone: +41 58 463 87 02
Other studies have assessed the impact of production and consumption of OFSP on income and health [2, 5].
The results of the analysis of consumers WTP for OFSP sweet potato-based biofortified biscuit are presented in Table 2 along with WTP for the dominant competing brand.
Implemented in drought-prone areas of Zambezia Province, where most households produce sweet potato but where nutrition is poor and Vitamin A intake is low, the programme promoted OFSP, complemented by BCC messages and marketing.
Initial studies found positive responses in terms of people's consumption, and are currently being followed with programmes such as a USAID/HortCRSP project looking at how to incorporate sweet potatoes into more diverse food preparations--to improve economic welfare for farmers, processors, and others in the supply chain, as well as so boost OFSP consumption (HortCRSP 2010, 2012).
The purpose of this study was to establish the effect of storing OFSP roots under different conditions on their carotenoid content, microstructure and in vitro bioaccessibility.
Those low in zinc bioavailability (0-46%) were, fried African black nightshades, samosa, stewed green grams, OFSP and tea.