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Capacity Building in sweetpotato research

This presentation by Marc and Mercy during the 14th Annual Sweetpotato Breeding meeting covered on the following: Genetic diversity, evolutionary history and epigenetic analysis of the East African highland bananas Analysis of DNA markers (SSR, AFLPs, SNPS) data for a polyploid crop Molecular data Softwares and Statistics packages Use of sequencing …
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Development of High Yielding Multiple Resistant Sweetpotato Germplasm

Multiple Resistant Sweetpotato Germplasm

This colorful presentation by Gorrettie Ssemakula and Benard Yada is on Development of High Yielding Multiple Resistant Sweetpotato Germplasm. The objectives of this presentation was to address the following; Meeting food needs –food security, Reduction of child malnutrition – improved health, Improving smallholder incomes – poverty reduction. 
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Progress of sweetpotato breeding in Malawi

sweetpotato breeding in Malawi

In this presentation Felistus Chipungu talks about the progress of sweetpotato breeding in Malawi and what they aim to achieve in future.   The Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA) is a five-year initiative designed to improve the food security and livelihoods of poor families in SubSaharan …
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Presentation: Breeding and promotion of sweetpotato genotypes for consumer preferred traits in time and space in Zambia

In this presentation by Martin Chiona, he talks about ways to develop and select high yielding sweetpotato varieties with consumer preferences including high dry matter and beta-carotene content.
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