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DEVELOPMENT OF SWEETPOTATO VARIETIES IN CENTRAL RIFT OF KENYA THROUGH FARMER PARTICIPATORY APPROACH

 

Food insecurity is a major threat to Kenya due to food crops susceptibility to diseases and pests. Possible solutions to the challenge include development of crop varieties that meet consumer preference and market needs. This presentation portrays Sweet potato as a security crop during dry season and when other foods fails. A proposed approach such as development of sweet potato varieties that are high yielding, resistant to SPV and weevils through farmer participatory approach (providing farming experiences in different sweet potato varieties), can improve food quality, provide clean planting material and source of revenue.

Authors: Karanja L., Malinga J., Ndungu J., Lelgut D., Gichangi A., Karanja L., Malinga J., Ndungu J., Lelgut D., Gichangi A.

Contributors: Administrator, Administrator

Pages: 17

Publication Date: June2010

Keywords: Accelerated breeding, Kenya