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Presentation: Phase 1 Achievements of the Sweetpotato Support Platform – East and Central Africa

Sweetpotato breeding activities in East and Central Africa aimed to breed new populations and /or variety development with preferred traits, such as sweetpotato viral disease (SPVD) tolerant and quality traits. This presentation highlights crosses between populations and field trials towards achieving the mentioned goals. Additionally the potential and challenges of …
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SPHI Brief 2012: Scalling up technologies in orange fleshed sweetpotato using the agricultural innovation system to address food and nutrition security in Eastern and Central Africa

In both East and Central Africa, existing sweetpotato value chains face limitations such as how to improve the articulation between demand and supply for roots and planting materials. This brief demonstrate the strategies taken to scaling up technologies in orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) using the agricultural innovation system to address …
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SWEETPOTATO BREEDING FOR EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

  This presentation outlines SP breeding platform in Eastern and Central Africa such as status of SP breeding, challenges and future activities to develop SPVD resistant varieties. Virus infestation and almost lack of clean planting materials are major limitations in Ethiopia. Kenya faces inadequate funds, drought, and skilled personnel while …
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