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Presentation: Commercial sweetpotato production methods in South Africa

Jacobus Risseeuw runs a commercial sweetpotato production business called Risseeuw Boerdery in Limpopo South Africa. Based on his experience, he outlined the principles of running a successful business, and then shared his experiences and factors that influence successful sweetpotato production. This included an outline of all the stages that are …
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Beta-carotene–rich orange-fleshed sweet potato improves the vitamin A status of primary school children assessed with the modified-relative-dose-response test1–3

Background: -Carotene–rich orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) is an excellent source of provitamin A. In many developing countries, sweet potato is a secondary staple food and may play a role in controlling vitamin A deficiency. Objective: The objective was to determine the efficacy of daily consumption of boiled and mashed OFSP …
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Overview of Breeding and Evaluation of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato In South Africa

The sweetpotato research programme at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Roodeplaat Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute (ARC-Roodeplaat) has been operational since the 1950s. The program has contributed to the sweetpotato industry in South Africa in two ways: through breeding of almost all the commercially grown sweetpotato cultivars, and by a scheme …
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