We continue to strengthen sweetpotato breeding in Africa to ensure continuous production of high yielding, disease-resistant, nutritious varieties adapted to local agro-climatic conditions and the preferred trait combination for producers, processors and consumers. Read More
Weevils damage large proportions of sweetpotato harvests in Sub-Saharan Africa and induce the accumulation of toxic compounds in the healthy-looking parts of damaged storage roots. Through biotechnology, we are working on two strategies that will eventually be combined into widely-cultivated sweetpotato varieties. Read More
Annual Sweetpotato Speedbreeders’ meetings are held to learn the latest methods and share findings. The scope of the Breeding CoP group is being expanded to include more research concerning marker-assisted breeding and sweetpotato genomics. Read More
Developments in genomics, which involves high-throughput DNA sequencing coupled to new analytical tools to identify genes associated with key traits, promise to make sweetpotato breeding much more efficient. Read More
Commitment to Mainstreaming Beta-Carotene (pro-Vitamin A) into National Program Breeding Efforts
Jun 20th, 2016 /
At the recent 15th Annual Sweetpotato SpeedBreeders Meeting, held in Nairobi 6-10 June 2016, discussions were held concerning which of the released varie...
Workshop at the CSIR-CRI Ghana seeks to improve use of breeding tools
May 31st, 2016 /
On May 24 to 27, 2016, sweetpotato breeders from CIP, CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) and CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute in Ghana participated in a 3 day workshop at CSIR-CRI in Kumasi to learn how to use sweetpotatobase (SPbase).
Research center unveils new sweet potato varieties for Africa
Jan 27th, 2016 /
Research center unveils new sweet potato varieties in Africa NAIROBI (Xinhua)