SASHA Brief: Breeding in Africa for Africa

Traditionally, sweetpotato breeding programs have taken a long time, 7 to 8 years, to produce a new variety. Frequently those new varieties do not suit the various geographic areas and the preferences of diverse farmers and consumers within a country. This flyer explains the work done by the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) to revolutionize conventional sweetpotato breeding.

Key Document Information

Authors: Robert Mwanga, Wolfgang Gruneberg

Subject: Sweetpotato breeding in Africa

Publication Date: 2012

Publisher: International Potato Center (CIP)

Contributors: Karen Ayabei

Format: pdf

Language: English

Rights: Open access

Keywords: Accelerated breeding, Drought tolerance, High beta-carotene, Molecular marker, SPVD, Sweetpotato virus disease


Mwanga, R. and Gruneberg, W. Breeding in Africa for Africa. International Potato Center (CIP).

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