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SASHA Brief 2014: Breeding for Drought Tolerance

The Southern Africa region susceptibility to climate variability and drought poses food insecurity threat to small scale farmers. The need for drought tolerant varieties has brought breeding trials for desired traits. This brief reports that breeding for drought-prone environments is truly challenging as adaption to drought can be achieved through …
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Evaluation of 64 Clones selected from Advanced Yield Trials established between 2005/06 and 2009/10 in Maputo, Gaza, Zambezia and Tete

The present report describes the selection of the final best 15 clones from the multi-location trials of 64 clones conducted in Umbelúzi, Chókwè, Gurué, and Angónia for release. The primary objective of these trials was to select clones with deep orange flesh storage roots, good dry matter content/taste, tolerance to …
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SASHA Brief: Breeding in Africa for Africa

Traditionally, sweetpotato breeding programs have taken a long time, 7 to 8 years, to produce a new variety. Frequently those new varieties do not suit the various geographic areas and the preferences of diverse farmers and consumers within a country. This flyer explains the work done by the Sweetpotato Action for Security …
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