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Promotion of sustainable sweetpotato production and post-harvest management through farmer field schools in East Africa

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This document is about promotion of sustainable sweetpotato production and post-harvest management through farmer field schools in East Africa. The project purpose was specifically to increase the returns from sweetpotato enterprise through improved production and post-harvest management by east African smallholders. This feeds into the more general purpose given by …
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SASHA Brief 2013: Exploiting sweetpotato as an animal feed in East Africa

East Africa has the highest per capita consumption of livestock products among all the regions in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). High population pressure has led to increased competition for land between food grains and feed resources. The problem is compounded by a lack of quality feed year-round, with major feed shortages …
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SASHA Brief 2011: Exploiting sweetpotato as an animal feed in East Africa

East Africa has the highest per capita consumption of livestock products than any other sub-Saharan Africa region. High livestock population is pressurizing the competition for grains between use as food or as livestock feed. The problem is further compounded by a lack of quality feed year-round, with major shortages during …
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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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Final Technical Report R6617 (1999) for Identification, characterization and epidemiological studies of the whitefly-borne component of sweet potato virus disease and Molecular characterization of cassava brown streak virus.

This report covers two projects, one on sweet potato viruses and one on cassava brown streak disease. They were linked through both being whitefly-transmitted viruses of root crops. The sweet potato virus disease (SPVD) project identified the whitefly-borne component of this disease in East Africa to be a serologically and …
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Review of Sweetpotato Seed Systems in East and Southern Africa

This working paper highlights the challenges and opportunities for producing sweetpotato planting material in Eastern and Southern Africa, where there is a huge potential for the crop to contribute to food and income security. Dissemination of intensive methods of conserving planting material using domestic waste water is recommended as a …
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