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WINNER! Best Sweetpotato Scientific Paper Competition in 2020

The winner of the best sweetpotato scientific paper in 2020 is:  Development of a food product profile for boiled and steamed sweetpotato in Uganda for more effective breeding. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 56 (3), pp. 1385-1398. ( This study sought to understand user preferences of raw, boiled and steamed sweetpotato, a staple food in Uganda. A sequential methodology …

Unlocking the potential of sweetpotato seed business in Tanzania

Tanzania ranks second in sweetpotato production in Africa, in spite of the fact that yields continue to be sub-optimal due to challenges such as poor soil fertility and use of virus-infected seed. However, the largest challenge to farmers is limited availability and access to high-quality seed. Most farmers in Tanzania currently recycle planting material, which …

LAMP testing paves the way for improved virus diagnostics in cassava and sweetpotato seed in Tanzania

Cassava and sweetpotato play a vital role in food security and income generation in Tanzania. However, yields for these crops range far below their potential due to viruses that proliferate through seed. Sweet potato virus disease (SPVD) and sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus (SPCSV) are the two most potent challenges to improving sweetpotato production in …

Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato: Communication for Change Award

  The International Potato Center is pleased to announce that the “Excellence and Innovation in Sweetpotato: Communication for Change Award” will take place for a fifth year in 2021. The annual award was established with a generous endowment from Dr Jan W Low, a recipient of the World Food Prize in 2016, to recognize the …

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