Sweetpotato is a major food crop in eastern and southern Africa.
The Triple S technology is being validated in new contexts in sub-Saharan Africa. Triple S can be used for conservation and multiplication of sweetpotato planting material in areas with an extended dry season. Read More
Whilst interventions to improve seed systems have frequently been achieved at pilot level, the challenge is much greater when it comes to working at the scale of impact required to bring the benefits of clean planting material and / or improved varieties to a wider geographical and higher population coverage. Read More
Initiatives are underway to develop and test different seed system technologies and innovative partnership business models to increase the multiplication rate for sweetpotato and improve the consistent supply of quality, early generation seed. Read More
Early Generation Seed Production – Can public sector institutions and NARIs shift to a business orientation?
Oct 28th, 2016 /
During this year’s annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative meeting in Ethiopia, we held a panel discussion with senior managers of institutions engaged in sweetpotato pre-basic seed production participated in our panel discussion. Here are three fascinating insights I gained from George Momanyi from the Kenya Plant Health Inspection Service (KEPHIS) and Stella Ennin from Crop Research Institute (CRI) Kumasi, Ghana.
Improving adoption of quality sweetpotato planting material through innovative marketing strategies
Sep 22nd, 2016 /
Seed systems CoP members discuss possible marketing strategies - Arusha 2016 (Credit C.
Kwame Ogero awarded Best Poster Prize at the Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference, June 2016
Jul 1st, 2016 /
Kwame Ogero (center) with the judges of the poster sessionKwame Ogero, a Regional Research Associate based in Mwanza, Tanzania, was awarded the best poste...