Impact of Bio-fortified Sweet Potato Adoption on Food and Nutrition Security in Tigray, Ethiopia.

01 October 2021 → 30 September 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Agricultural and natural resource economics, environmental and ecological economics
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth not elsewhere classified
    • Innovation and technology management
    • Market research
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Sustainable agriculture
Adoption Bio-fortification children food security impact assessment nutrition smallholders sweet potato women
Project description

In Tigray region of Ethiopia, 80% of the population is poor and malnourished. Bio-fortified sweet potato, the flagship of agriculture-based nutrition interventions, could help to reverse that trend, but its adoption rate is tremendously lower than elsewhere in Ethiopia. This project examines the drivers and impact of its adoption in order to improve food, and nutrition security, and rural development.