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BREEDING FOR ENHANCED BETACAROTENE CONTENT OF SWEETPOTATO IN BURKINA FASO

This presentation highlights the fact that sweetpotato is rapidly being recognized for food security in Burkina Faso, where it is a staple crop in rural areas and a cash crop within urban centres. Despite its significance, production in Burkina Faso is low compared to other food crops. This low productivity …
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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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