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Sweetpotato Support Platform East & Central Africa

The Sweetpotato Support Platform East & Central Africa presentation outline is: Objectives of sweetpotato breeding in East and Central Africa, Progress to date, Lessons learned. The colorful, picture filled presentation highlights: Breeding new populations with new methods and varietal development, accelerated breeding, developing populations for SPVD resistance and quality traits, new sources of SPVD resistant populations, materials and methods used, virus accumulation in promising clones, quantification of virus in clones from CIP-Lima at Namulonge, and a conclusion about new SPVD resistant source with the status of AGRA collaboration, progress on updating the OFSP catalogue and the major lessons learned with a tribute to Dr. Silver Tumwegamire who left CIP on March 17 2013.