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The 7th Sweetpotato Seed System and Crop Management Community of Practice Consultation
June 13 - June 14
The 7th Sweetpotato Seed System and Crop Management Community of Practice Consultation will be held between 12th and 13th June in Kampala, Uganda. The meeting will be hosted by NaCRRI and BioCrops (U) Ltd.
The theme of the meeting is: “Towards up scaling sweetpotato seed production and delivery of quality planting materials in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
If you would like to participate as a self-sponsored participant please contact Tassy Kariuki (T.Kariuki@cgiar.org) for further information by April 15, 2017.
We will be soliciting presentations and posters on the theme of the meeting. We will also have different “Learning Journeys” – this year the following are tentatively planned:
- NaCRRI – Tissue Culture and pre-basic seed production – public sector model
- BioCrops – pre-basic seed production – private sector model
- Secondary (basic seed) multiplier in Mpigi District– what are the implications of the proposed sweetpotato seed standards and inspections for sweetpotato vine multipliers?
- Rakai District – protecting quality planting material from insect vectors using net tunnels and mini-screen houses: comparing the costs, productivity and quality of material
For more information on joining the Sweetpotato Seed Systems Community of Practice – on-line discussions – please go to: http://www.sweetpotatoknowledge.org/topics/seed-systems-and-crop-management-cop/