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Breeding Superior Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato cultivators for West Africa

Breeding Superior Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is of public health significance in the developing world. It is a leading cause of preventable blindness among children. Nearly 100 million preschool children suffer from VAD. In 2005, some 667 thousand deaths of children under the age of five (6.3% of all such deaths worldwide) were estimated to …
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Breeding Superior Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Cultivars for West Africa

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is of public health significance in the developing world. In spite of extensive promotion of orange-fleshed sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) varieties (OFSPs), they are poorly utilized in Ghana because of their low dry matter and high sugar content. The objective of this study was to develop farmer- and consumer-preferred betacarotene-rich varieties to …
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