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PROGRESS ON SWEETPOTATO BREEDING IN RWANDA

This presentation by Shumbusha, Ndirigwe and Kankundiye during the Summer course on “New Techniques on Sweetpotato Breeding” in Belgium, Ghent University, 2012, addressed the progress of sweetpotato breeding in Rwanda. The overall breeding objective for the Rwanda team was to develop sweetpotato varieties with:

  • High yield
  • Quality traits (mainly DMC, Bcarotene)
  • Tolerant to pests and diseases
  • Suitable for specific or wide adaptation, farmer preferred

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Authors: ndirigwe jean, lydie Kankundiye

Subject: Breeding

Publication Date: August2012

Publisher: Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB)

Contributors: Administrator

Format: pdf

Language: English

Keywords: Breeding in Rwanda, Rwanda, Sweetpotato, Sweetpotato breeding

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