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Structure of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) diversity in West Africa covaries with a climatic gradient

Sub-Saharan agriculture has been identified as vulnerable to ongoing climate change. Adaptation of agriculture has been suggested as a way to maintain productivity. Better knowledge of intra-specific diversity of varieties is prerequisites for the successful management of such adaptation. Among crops, root and tubers play important roles in food security …
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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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Genetic approaches towards marker-assisted and genomic selection, and the challenges in sweet potato

This is a presentation by Dorcus Gemenet on Genetic approaches towards marker- assisted and genomic selection, and the challenges in sweet potato, during the sweet potato breeders’ meeting in 2015.
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Towards the development of sweet potato-based couscous as human food in Benin

Sweet potato (Ipomea batatas) is a root crop cultivated and consumed in Benin, and thus contributes to food security of poor families particularly during lean days, although the crop is barely considered in the national agricultural development policies. Sweet potato processing and consumption patterns are very limited in Benin; that …
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