The following are the project’s main components:
1. Introducing beta-carotene rich sweet potato varieties and developing production technologies.
2. Increasing efficiency of potato production through the introduction and dissemination of a) drought-tolerant and day-neutral clones of potato suitable to local conditions, b) new, cost-effective farming technologies, and 3) improved production management practices for smallholders.
3. Building capacity of researchers, advisors, farmers and local research entities including The Institute of Botany, Plant Physiology and Genetics of the Tajik Academy of Sciences to develop new varieties of potato and sweet potato and multiplication.