Last week we shared the first distribution of the improved sweet potato vines but where do the vines come from? These farmers in the photo!
We work with 25 multiplication farmers who farm the vines versus the crop. They are selected based on the land they have but importantly, where their land is based.
They have to have fertile lands near water sources to be able to successfully grow enough sweet potato vines for the 1,250 farmers each year.
Each of the 1,250 farmers receive 10 bundles and in each bundle is 100 vines. That’s a whopping 1,250,000 individual vines!