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2010 Catalogue of Orange-fleshed sweetpotato for sub-Saharan Africa

This catalogue is a presentation of currently popular or promising orange-fl eshed sweetpotato varieties (OFSP) for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The majority of these varieties have been released in at least one country, and are being used by farmers, while a few others are advanced promising lines. A good number of the varieties are important parents in regional and national breeding programs to improve levels of β-carotene and root dry matter in sweetpotato in the region. Some of the varieties are landraces from African countries while others are introduced germplasm from the USA, South America, and Asia, and have been found to be adapted to particular environments in SSA.  The catalogue is arranged in single pages of information and pictorials for each of the varieties. This catalogue should serve as a handy reference, providing summary information on some current important and popular OFSP varieties in SSA.


Kapinga, R., S. Tumwegamire, J. Ndunguru, M. I. Andrade, S. Agili, R. O. Mwanga, S. Laurie, H. Dapaah. 2010. Catalogue of orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties for Sub-Saharan Africa. International Potato Center (CIP), Lima, Peru. 40p.