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Sweetpotato for the New Millennium: Trends in Production and Utilization in Developing Countries

This paper analyzes recent trends in sweetpotato production and use from a global, regional, and sub-regional perspective. Developments in Asia, China in particular and Sub-Saharan Africa merit particular attention as upward trends in output are linked to the changing role of sweetpotato in local food systems. The results presented serve …
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Global Distribution of Sweetpotato

A georeferenced database of the global distribution of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) is described. The database was assembled from many country- level sources. To create a database representative for one time period, the proportion of national sweetpotato area in each production zone was multiplied by total national sweetpotato area …
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