Kwame Ogero of the International Potato Center takes an in-depth look at the National Clean Plant Network for Sweetpotato in the United States, drawing lessons for Tanzania, where sweetpotato is a major source of food and income. Early this year, I got a chance to visit and share experiences with …Read More »
Harmonizing definitions for sweetpotato seed classes: What role for Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation practitioners?
The Sweetpotato Seed Systems and crop management Community of Practice (SSS-CoP) is in the process of coming up with common definitions for sweetpotato seed classes within sub-Saharan Africa. Countries in the region are at advanced stages towards developing standards for production of quality seed for the various seed classes. However, …Read More »
Improving adoption of quality sweetpotato planting material through innovative marketing strategies
Lack of reliable seed systems where farmers can access clean planting material is among the major constraints to sweetpotato production. Most farmers get vines from the previous crop or from their neighbors. This is a risky system since it lacks a system for quality assurance and may lead to build …Read More »
Kwame Ogero awarded Best Poster Prize at the Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference, June 2016
Kwame Ogero, a Regional Research Associate based in Mwanza, Tanzania, was awarded the best poster prize at the Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference held in Saskatoon, SK, Canada on June 13 – 16, 2016. This was a double win for Kwame who had also received a full travel …Read More »