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Plant growth and yield stability of orange fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) genotypes in three agro-ecological zones of Malawi

An on-farm study was conducted to evaluate plant growth, tuber yield and stability of orange fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) genotypes in three agro-ecological zones of Malawi. The study sites were Maseya in Chikhwawa District representing low altitude areas with hot climate; Bunda in Lilongwe District representing medium altitude with warm …
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SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SASHA PROJECT TO THE POPULATION LIVELIHOODS IN MUHANGA DISTRICT CASE STUDY OF SHYOGWE SECTOR (2011-2014)

Sweet potato has been grown and constituted one of the staple foodstuffs in Rwanda for decades. It is used as foodstuff and fodder for animal. Its tuberous root and leaves are most important for food while vine cuttings are used for cultivation. In Rwanda several varieties are grown, the traditionally …
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Diversity analysis of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam) germplasm from Burkina Faso using morphological and simple sequence repeats markers

Collecting and characterizing plant material is a basic component of crop improvement, and diversity has long been seen as vital for rational management and use of crops. Thirty (30) morphological characters and thirty (30) simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers were used to assess the diversity among 112 sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas …
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Complementary food blends and malnutrition among infants in Ghana: A review and a proposed solution

Widespread malnutrition among Ghanaian infants could be attributed to unfortified plant-based complementary foods commonly used at the household level. This review summarizes the publications on the development of complementary food blends and intervention trials aimed at improving the nutritional status of Ghanaian infants. The complementary food blends are cereal-based which …
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Development of cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence (CAPS)-based markers for identification of sweetpotato cultivars

To develop a simple and reliable method to identify sweetpotato cultivars, we designed cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence (CAPS)-based markers and used them to perform genotyping of Japanese sweetpotato cultivars. In order to screen the CAPS-based markers, 13 primer pairs were designed from the exon sequences of 11 sweetpotato genes to …
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PRES5 SWEETPOTATO BREEDING INFORMATION SYSTEMS JENS RIIS JACOBSEN 20100622

  This presentation explains on speed breeder work flow. Briefly, it emphasizes that Information systems (IS) can ensure efficient capture, management and utilization of sweet potato breeding data, information and knowledge.
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Unleashing the potential of sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current challenges and way forward

Sweetpotato is one of the most widely grown root crops in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), covering around 3.2 million hectares with an estimated production of 13.4 million tons of roots in 2005. But its potential for alleviating poverty and reducing malnutrition has yet to be fully exploited, partly because of its …
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Training Manual on Marketing and Product Development for Traders and Processors

Training Manual on Marketing and Product Development for Traders and Processors

This is a Training Manual on Marketing and Product Development for Traders and Processors. By the end reading this manual the reader should be able to; Distinguish between OFSP and other sweet potato varieties commonly grown and marketed in their areas Name the main OFSP varieties grown and marketed in their …
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