Experience of growing orange coloured sweet potato: Kamala Sundari

I have 3 acres of land where I grow paddy, finger millet, sweet potato and different types of vegetables. In 2014, staff of the LANSA project from M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) came to our village and discussed about an orange coloured variety of sweet potato called ‘Kamala Sundari’. Some of my fellow villagers and I underwent training on cultivation of Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP) at the MSSRF regional centre in Jeypore. They also provided the planting materials of the variety. After the training, I prepared my land and planted the ‘Kamala Sundari’ OFSP variety. 

Name: Jagabandhu Mali
Village: Maliguda, Block: Boipariguda, District: Koraput
Age: 38 years
Caste: Mali (OBC)
Occupation: Farmer (3 acres)
Family size: 6 (2 adults, 4 children) 
Read full story in English (Translated by Akshaya Kumar Panda and Aliza Pradhan) and Odiya.

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