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Gender and variety trait preferences in Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique

“Prioritizing end-user preferences in variety development is a key strategy toward not only enhancing technology adoption, but also bridging the inherent gender technology adoption gap in the developing world,” says Chalmers Mulwa, a social scientist at CIP.  Gender and variety trait preferences in Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique – International Potato Center To ensure better adoption …

Good agronomic practices with sweetpotato are cause for celebration in Uganda

Everyone smiled, grasped hands, and shook their heads in wonder. The excitement at Michael Mugabi’s fields was palpable. In Mugabi’s plot, farmers were asked to plant four sweetpotato varieties. Two of these were the most popular local market varieties (Muwulu Aduduma and Umbrella), and two new best-fit varieties that had been developed by CIP and …

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. (https://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.14792 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 …

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