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Sweetpotato Breeding at the Southern Africa Sweetpotato Support Platform (SSP)

The objectives for this presentation was to talk about Breeding and Germplasm Management in Southern Africa. Breeding: Generate drought resistance, OFSP that combine different quality characteristics with significant Improvements in yielding ability. Germplasm Management: Maintain good Quality material, Establish community based seed systems for good quality seed dissemination and develop & test …
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Sweetpotato Breeding at the Southern Africa Sweetpotato Support Platform (SSP)

The objectives for Breeding & Germplasm Management in Southern Africa: Breeding: Generate drought resistance, OFSP that combine different quality characteristics with significant Improvements in yielding ability. Germplasm Management: Maintain good Quality material, Establish community based seed systems for good quality seed dissemination and develop & test strategies for the multiplication and dissemination …
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Breeding for cold tolerant dual purpose sweetpotato

Sweet potato is the 3rd most important root crop in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a source of food, feed, and income. OFSP is a remedy for β-carotene and it is grown in varied Agro EZ ranging from 0-2200masl. It is useful to livestock feeding systems.
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SWEETPOTATO BREEDING IN WEST AFRICA PROGRESS IN BURKINA FASO, GHANA AND NIGERIA

This presentation is a composite progress report for West Africa. The countries covered include Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria. Important constraints across these countries include: Susceptibility to Cylas sp., Alcidodes sp and SPVD Drought and shortening rainny season ( irregular rainfall pattern) Low yields, root dry matter content, low beta-carotene levels in …
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Sweetpotato breeding at the East and Central Africa Sweetpotato Support Platform

This presentation covers the following: Background on Breeding Component Objective in SASHA 2 Breeding at the East and Central Support Platform Main breeding activities
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Presentation: Key Advances in Breeding Methodologies during Phase 1

This presentation outlines important advances in breeding methodologies to achieve ‘‘the better variety’’ that is variety with overall good traits. A major challenge in sweetpotato breeding is to achieve high heterozygosity for desired traits. Selection of parents for new population by considering Poly-cross Vs controlled crosses breeding are time consuming. …
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