Jan Low, International Potato Center (CIP), Kenya

Molly Jahn

Jan Low is a principal scientist with the International Potato Center (CIP), based in Nairobi, Kenya.  She manages the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) project and co-leads the Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI), which seeks to improve the lives of 10 million African households by 2020.  An agricultural economist, Dr. Low also has a strong background in nutrition, and has focused with her team on developing and promoting biofortified orange-fleshed sweetpotato to combat vitamin A deficiency.  In 2016, Dr. Low was one of four scientists awarded the World Food Prize for their work on biofortification.

Visit website: www.sweetpotatoknowledge.org;  cipotato.org

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